In addition to setting mimimum requirements for preceptor qualification, NARM has specific policies that preceptors and applicants must follow while documenting knowledge and skills. A preceptor for a NARM PEP applicant must be credentialed as a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM), Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), Certified Midwife (CM); or s/he must be a licensed practitioner legally …Read more »
Beginning August 1, 2013 all preceptors must register with NARM in order to continue/receive qualified preceptor verification. To register, submit a complete preceptor registration form. The preceptor registration form may be downloaded here.
The Portfolio Evaluation Process (PEP) is a valuable educational option for CPM candidates, allowing for hands-on apprenticeship training for student midwives. In order to maintain the integrity of the PEP process, it is necessary to register all midwives who choose to become preceptors of PEP candidates.
A preceptor for a NARM PEP applicant must be credentialed as a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM), Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), Certified Midwife (CM); or s/he must be a licensed practitioner legally recognized by a state/jurisdiction to provide maternity care. A preceptor must have an additional three years of experience after credentialing or fifty primary/co-primary births beyond entry-level CPM requirements. Additionally, s/he must also have ten continuity of care births beyond entry-level CPM requirements. A preceptor must have attended a minimum of ten out-of-hospital births in the last three years.
For questions or clarification, please contact the NARM Applications Department at 931-964-4234 or 888-426-1280 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To help NARM candidates achieve exceptional training and a satisfactory relationship from their apprenticeship, NARM makes the following recommendations: The preceptor and apprentice should have a clear understanding of the responsibilities of each person to the other, including the time expected to be spent in one-on-one training, classroom or small group study, self-study, clinical observation, …Read more »
NARM takes very seriously the responsibility of the preceptor to teach midwifery skills and knowledge to students, and to accurately assess the student’s ability to perform as a primary midwife. Requirements are made very clear in NARM materials and on documents signed by the student and preceptor. When evidence presents itself that a preceptor is not following the requirements specified, NARM has the responsibility to revoke the right of that preceptor to sign off on CPM applications.
It is the responsibility of all applicants to ensure that their preceptors meet NARM eligibility requirements.
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