Become a Preceptor Midwife
Birthwise students gain hands on clinical experience by working with a preceptor midwife and other practitioners in healthcare practices across the United States. We want to connect our students with quality preceptors who are:
- Nationally certified midwives (CPM, CNM, CM) with at least two years of current experience in full scope midwifery practice or
- Legally recognized in a jurisdiction, province, or state as practitioners who provide women’s health or maternity care with at least two years of experience
Why be a preceptor midwife?
Preceptors midwifes are essential to expanding the numbers of new midwives. And, as a preceptor, you’ll gain personal and professional benefits. Our preceptors tell us:
- Students bring fresh energy to their work because student midwives are eager to help with all aspects of their midwifery practice.
- Teaching is a great way to stay current. Students bring the most recent information from their courses. They also are willing to do research.
- Students bring more advanced skills to your practice as they progress through their studies, making them more of a partner as time goes on.
We also pay our preceptors for each birth our student midwives attend as a thank you. And you can take our continuing education courses for NARM CEUs at 50% of the audit fee.
How to become a Birthwise preceptor
Applying is simple. We are a MEAC-accredited school so you don’t need to be a NARM-certified preceptor. We have our own application process.
First, contact the Birthwise Clinical Director, Sarah Schubeck, CPM, at [email protected] to get an application packet. Then submit these documents:
- Preceptor application (included in the application packet)
- Site evaluation questionnaire (included in the application packet)
- Preceptor fee agreement (included in the application packet)
- Current resume or curriculum vitae
- Copies of current certifications (eg, CPM, CNM, NRP) or licenses (eg, LM, RN, ND, mMD)
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