The Midwifery Re-entry to Practice Process offers midwives holding national certification from the American Midwifery Certification Board a non-degree, post-professional mechanism to meet the re-entry to practice guidelines published by the American College of Nurse-Midwives. The program of study is individualized for each midwife based on prior work experience and length of clinical practice. Students independently review areas of midwifery practice followed by examinations to demonstrate current knowledge base and sound clinical reasoning. Students may also pursue a supervised clinical practicum to demonstrate current clinical judgement and skill.
Once accepted to complete a refresher process, refresher midwives enroll at the Midwifery Institute at Jefferson as non-matriculated students. Course of study is determined after review of admission documents and an advisory meeting with the Program Director. When students begin their studies, they are assigned a faculty contact available to them throughout their refresher process.