Study Group Coursework consists of fifty-five modules, each module with a focus on a particular topic and its relevance to midwifery care. The modules are designed to stimulate the self-motivation and passion for learning that are hallmarks of the professional midwife.

Before Completing Coursework

You cannot begin Study Group until you have completed all work for Heart and Hands and have taken the Pretest provided by Erin Ryan. Before beginning Study Group Course Work, please carefully read through the following links. This information will ensure that you know how to approach study group and how to properly submit your work.

Please contact Erin Ryan with questions:


While Completing Coursework

Study Group Coursework begins with ten foundational modules, which set the stage for more advanced modules (you can find the modules categorized below).

After you have completed your ten foundational modules, the remaining modules can be completed in any order, but we do recommend that you ask your preceptor or the Study Group Instructor for advice on which module might be best to work on next. Whatever you decide, simply select the next module you want to work on, and proceed. Study Group Modules are highly topical, but together they provide a comprehensive picture of midwifery care. Submitting modules in the order you choose gives you the opportunity to apply relevant clinical experiences.

The three final modules are about the set-up and practicalities of midwifery practice. These are to be completed just before you graduate from the program.

Each time you complete a module, submit it for review using the link below (this link is also present on individual module pages).

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After Completing All Coursework

A comprehensive examination is required to graduate from NMI. This examination measures competency in all areas required by NARM, MEAC, and ICM.

In order to better evaluate competency upon completion of the Heart & Hands Coursework, this exam is given as a Pre-Test to the Study Group modules. All students who have completed Heart & Hands Coursework must take this exam prior to beginning Study Group Coursework. Please contact Study Group instructor Erin Ryan for a link to the test.

The score on the Pre-Test will be compared to that achieved when taken again after completion of the Study Group Coursework, in order both to evaluate increased competency and to make necessary revisions to NMI Coursework. Students must score at least 70% on the comprehensive exam in order to graduate, and will have two opportunities to do so.

Study guidelines for taking the comprehensive examination after completing the Study Group Coursework will be provided by the instructor.


Study Group Modules

Below are all the modules currently required for Study Group completion through National Midwifery Institute.

All modules have been updated as of October 2018.


Final Set of Modules to Complete: Birth Bag & Set-Up | Consult, Transport & Transfer of Care | Charting & Practice Guidelines

Congratulations! You have completed all your modules. Upon completion of modules, please complete both the comprehensive exam and NARM practice test (see above)