Satisfactory Clinical Progress Policy
NMI’s Satisfactory Clinical Progress policy includes a schedule for filing experience documentation during midwifery training. Minimum timeline requirements for clinical training are also mandated. NMI's Satisfactory Clinical Progress policy applies beginning with student's first full quarter of enrollment.
Clinical Experience Documentation:
Enrolled students must file documentation of clinical experience for each quarter of active apprenticeship with an approved preceptor.
Each quarterly cycle of experience documentation is due within two weeks of the end of the quarter. If clinical experience documentation is not received by this time for a period of two quarters, student is suspended.
Reinstatement after suspension must occur within the next three quarters and requires a fee of $250, and completion of all delinquent paperwork, or student is dismissed from the program.
Precepting faculty must submit clinical evaluations of students according to the following schedule:
At the close of the initial three month period, and then every three months UNTIL the student has begun student-primary care under preceptor supervision.
Once the student has begun student-primary care under preceptor supervision, these evaluations occur after every five births.
Should student progress be less than satisfactory, preceptor and/or student may seek advice from the administration, or the administration may, at their discretion, make recommendations to preceptor and/or student.
Clinical Experience Timeline:
NMI enforces a minimum timeline for clinical experience requirements. Suspension occurs if a student does not meet the minimum timeline:
Within 36 months (3 years) of initial enrollment date, students must provide a completed work agreement with a preceptor with the intention to begin preceptorship within the next 6 months.
Within 42 months (3.5 years) of initial enrollment date, students must submit documentation of non-primary experience with under approved preceptor supervision.
Within 60 months (5 years) of initial enrollment date, students must submit documentation of primary experience under approved preceptor supervision.
Missing the 36-42- or 60-month deadlines for initiating categories of experience documentation results in suspension without benefit of a grace period. Reinstatement from suspension for missing a 36-42-or 60-month deadline must occur within the next year and requires a Student/Preceptor Work Agreement or confirmed agreement with a clinical site/preceptor, and reinstatement fee of $250. Dismissal occurs without timely reinstatement.
Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy
NMI’s Satisfactory Academic Progress policy specifies minimum course work progress for each quarter of active enrollment in the program. NMI's Satisfactory Academic Progress policy applies beginning with student's first full quarter of enrollment.
Students must complete at least 2 modules per quarter. Without minimum academic progress for a period of two quarters, student is suspended.
Until November 1, 2018 for all students enrolled before August 1, 2018: Students in full time apprenticeships or other clinical training (with mandatory experience filed) may waive submitting coursework for up to 2.5 years, but must then complete modules at a rate of 3 per quarter or request a formal leave of absence.
For all students enrolled August 1, 2018 or after: Students may be granted a one-time waiver to this requirement, and additional waivers due to personal circumstances will be considered. Students who have been granted a one-time waiver must then then complete modules at a rate of 3 per quarter to catch up, or request a formal leave of absence.
Reinstatement after suspension must occur within the next three quarters and requires a fee of $250 and completion of at least 3 modules, or student is dismissed from the program.