NARM Preceptor Policy Survey Closes in 3 Days!

NARM Registered Preceptor Policy Survey NARM wants to hear from you on this proposed policy change! This survey will take less than 5 minutes to complete. Survey closes April 30, 2024. Currently, NARM Registered Preceptors are required to have a minimum of ten “Continuity of Care” births post credentialling. It has come to our attention that […]

Informed Disclosure and Continuity of Care Survey

NARM Informed Disclosure for Midwifery Care Update NARM requires the Certified Professional Midwife to have written statements of Informed Disclosure for Midwifery Care on file for each client. In group practices, the Informed Disclosure should describe the different provider types the client will see during their care. Information relating to the individual provider’s education, training, […]

NRP Advocacy and 2024 Job Analysis

NRP Policy Advocacy Midwives understand the challenges of obtaining NRP instruction in community birth settings, but most are unaware of the potential challenges on the horizon given the current requirements for NRP Instructors. Currently, new AAP NRP instructors must be “a physician, registered nurse/nurse practitioner, respiratory therapist, or physician assistant with experience in the hospital care […]

Congratulations and Updated NRP Providers

Congratulations to Iowa and Virginia! On June 1, 2023 the legislation to license midwives went into effect in Iowa! This bill offers licensure to CPMs and establishes a regulatory board for midwives in Iowa. CPMs who apply for licensure after July 1, 2024 must have a MEAC education or a Midwifery Bridge Certificate. There are […]

NRP Instructor Directory and Upcoming Accountability Committee

NARM Accountability Update Accountability provides reassurance to families who choose CPMs as their care providers and to states who utilize the CPM for legal recognition. Professional conduct is expected for all CPMs and student midwives. When there are concerns regarding the conduct of a CPM, NARM has an Accountability process to evaluate the concerns. Currently, […]

NARM News and Updates, February 2023

NARM Job Analysis 2023 As you may know, NARM follows a process every 7-8 years to survey CPMs about their practices. This survey is called the Job Analysis. The survey results guide NARM in determining the knowledge and skills needed for certification. The next Job Analysis survey will be done in the latter part of 2023, but the preparation […]

NARM’s Year in Review: Reflections on 2022

Another year comes to a close…and somehow we find ourselves several weeks into a new one. We take a moment to look back at the past 12 months. April 2022: More Preceptor Resources! The future of midwifery relies upon training new midwives. This is an essential task, and NARM wants to ensure that preceptors have […]

NRP Updates for 2023

Results from the NARM NRP Survey! Every year NARM gets emails and phone calls from midwives who describe the challenges of getting NRP training in their communities. In response to these concerns, NARM conducted a survey to get a better understanding from the entire CPM community of what barriers to NRP courses exist and which […]

Preceptor/Student Accountability Committee Application Deadline September 19

Thank you all to all the CPMs who volunteered to participate in the Preceptor/Student Accountability Committee! Our next step will be to review applications and assemble the committee. The committee will include three experienced preceptors and one Student Advocate. The Student Advocate should be a new CPM who has recently been certified through the PEP process. […]

Preceptor/Student Accountability

As you may know, NARM has an Accountability process for clients to file complaints about Certified Professional Midwives (CPMs). In recent years, we have also received complaints regarding Preceptor/Student relationships. Although we have recognized the challenges with those relationships, we have not had a mechanism to address the issues in the same way we have […]