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Earn your Bachelor or Master of Science degree and see why MCU is one of the most respected, MEAC-accredited distance education midwifery programs in the nation. The Summer 2018 Semester application deadline is November 6, 2017.

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Midwives College of Utah Institution Goals

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The MCU distance education curriculum and locally-based clinical placement are firmly grounded in the unique and profound power of the Midwives Model of Care™ as a primary pathway for improving outcomes and eliminating disparities for women and babies during the childbearing year.  Midwives College of Utah fulfills its mission by meeting the following institutional goals:

  • offering a bachelor’s degree to prepare individuals for career opportunities to practice as a direct-entry midwife who provides primary care to mothers and babies;
  • offering a master’s degree to prepare individuals to be midwifery leaders in the maternity care landscape;
  • providing curriculum core competencies and student support services that provide opportunities to acquire knowledge, skills,  and philosophical approaches compatible to the practice of midwifery informed by complementary and alternative medicine and evidence-based education organized within five broad interrelated categories:
    • Specialized Knowledge
    • Broad and Integrative Knowledge
    • Intellectual Skills
    • Applied and Collaborative Learning
    • Civic and Global Learning;
  • nurturing a culture of collaboration as we continually strive to advance cultural humility, diversity, and inclusivity at MCU and in the midwifery profession;
  • creating opportunities for students to effect global social change through the development and application of leadership skills.

Bachelor’s Degree Program Goals

A midwife of technical expertise

  1. The undergraduate program aims to prepare students to practice at the full scope of the Certified Professional Midwife credential through the demonstration of broad, integrative, and specialized knowledge.

A midwife of professional excellence

  1. The undergraduate program aims to prepare students to practice within their own communities and synthesize applied and collaborative learning. Students will engage in the maternity care system professionally and ethically at all times.

A midwife of personal greatness

  1. The undergraduate program aims to prepare students for reflective practice and a perpetual commitment to contribute to the professionalization of direct-entry midwifery.
  2. The undergraduate program aims to prepare graduates to educate others in their profession and in their communities.

Master’s Degree Program Goals

A midwife of technical expertise

  1. The graduate program aims to advance student knowledge of the research, educational, programmatic, and policy dimensions of midwifery care and maternal-child health.

A midwife of professional excellence

  1. The graduate program aims to prepare students for leadership and expert contributions in midwifery education, research, outreach, and policy realms.

A midwife of personal greatness

  1. The graduate program fosters professionalism, critical thinking, personal reflexivity, and humility in service to lifelong learning and the advancement of midwifery education, research, outreach, and policy.

For a more detailed explanation of MCU’s learning outcomes, measures, and indicators of success, please see Midwives College of Utah’s Mission, Goals and Assessment Plan.

 

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