Heart & Hands Course Work is comprised of thirteen modules and provides an integrated overview of core knowledge and skills for midwifery practice and thus lays the foundation for the rest of the program.

About This Page

Each Heart & Hands module is posted individually below. Click on the module title to be taken to its individual page including module pdf and online resources. Heart & Hands modules must be completed and submitted in order. Instructor approval must be received before students can move on to the next module. 

Required Reading

Prior to beginning Heart & Hands Course Work, please carefully read through the following documents: 


Once I have confirmed that you have completed all Heart and Hands coursework with a passing grade, I will contact Erin Ryan, who will send you the link to the pretest.

The pretest must be taken prior to beginning the Study Group Coursework. It is meant to assess progress in learning by comparing your pretest score to the exam when taken again upon completion of Study Group. It consists primarily of multiple choice questions, several short answer questions, and a few fill-in-the-blank items. You will have plenty of time to complete the exam, but use your time wisely.

Note: You will NOT receive a score following the pretest. You will find out how much your knowledge has grown when we provide you with both scores upon completion of your academic work..

Final Evaluation

Students enrolled in NMI's certificate program are required to complete the following form upon completion of Advanced Heart & Hands:

Please complete and submit by e-mail to the NMI office