The mission of IIHCP Midwifery Program is to offer educational pathways to obtain Certified Professional Midwife (CPM), a nationally recognized certification, as well as fulfilling the requirements of the State of Florida for Licensed Midwives (LM) under Florida Statue Chapter 467. Midwives are independent practitioners delivering comprehensive care to healthy low risk women. Our training program embraces the Midwives Model of Care and is based on the fact that pregnancy and birth are normal life processes.
The Midwives Model of Care includes:
- Monitoring the physical, psychological, and social well-being of the mother throughout the childbearing cycle.
- Providing the mother with individualized education, counseling, and prenatal care, continuous hands-on assistance during labor and delivery, and postpartum support.
- Minimizing technological interventions.
- Identifying and referring women who require obstetrical attention.
The application of this woman-centered model of care has been proven to reduce the incidence of birth injury, trauma, and cesarean section.
This school meets all requirements of a post secondary institute, and is degree-granting for an Associate of Midwifery. IIHCP Midwifery Program provides excellence in health career education. The Institute supports and challenges students to increase their health care knowledge and skills and become health care professionals.
To develop this foundation of appropriate skills and knowledge, this institute will:
- Include curriculum that offers the necessary theory and skill development to enable qualified students to sit their national boards, given three times a year, and meet the licensing requirements of the State of Florida, upon completion of the program.
- Employ qualified, motivated faculty to instruct, demonstrate skills and evaluate return demonstrations of those skills.
- Provide an appropriate environment equipped to support the programs offered.
- Support multiple pathways to the midwifery profession.
IIHCP strives to make sure that time spent by its students is productive, and to assure that all leave with both the didactic education and clinical training required to become Florida Licensed Midwives and work in the community.
IIHCP assists its graduates in gaining employment. Although the Institute cannot guarantee employment, midwifery student placements are designed to engage them within practices, to become familiar with the midwifery client population, and to understand those characteristics of exemplary midwifery care. Midwifery program education also includes preparation for the business aspect of maintaining an independent practice.
The administration and staff would like to extend a welcome to all new students as well as to returning students.