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 […]

On the Horizon at NARM, Summer 2022

NRP Survey Every year NARM gets emails and phone calls from midwives who describe challenges in getting NRP and CPR training in their communities. In recent years, due to COVID-related closures, those emails and calls have increased. Due to the current difficulty finding in-person NRP Instructor-led courses, NARM will accept the verification of passing the […]

NARM Preceptor Registration & Resources

Thank you for Becoming a Registered Preceptor! The future of midwifery relies upon training new midwives. This is an essential task, and NARM wants to ensure that preceptors have the tools and training to best serve midwifery students and the future families who desire midwifery care. We hope to answer some frequently asked questions and […]

NARM Policy Updates, March 2021

Virtual Clinical Experiences – Extended NARM will allow two virtual clinicals to apply to the Continuity of Care clinical requirements for CPM candidates and NARM Preceptor registrants for each Continuity of Care Client: one prenatal in the final trimester and one postpartum done anytime between 24 hours and six weeks post birth. NARM has extended […]

Updated Cultural Awareness Requirements

The NARM Board of Directors is committed to the ongoing professional development of CPMs to ensure the best outcomes for the families they serve. NARM recognizes it is not just clinical skills such as neonatal resuscitation which require ongoing training to sustain competency but also interpersonal skills such as cultural awareness and non-violent communication that must be maintained by […]

COVID-19 Updates

Statement on Applications Department Delays We are all aware of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Although the situation continues to evolve rapidly, NARM remains fully committed to protecting our certification process while pursuing the completion of our work in a safe, diligent, and reasonable manner. We are currently experiencing staffing challenges in our Applications office due to the […]

NARM Policy on Virtual Clinical Experiences

NARM acknowledges that many midwives are providing prenatal and postpartum assessments virtually in order to minimize in-person contact during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have been asked whether or not these virtual visits may count toward meeting the NARM clinical requirements. While accepting that experienced CPMs may be providing safer care by minimizing contact, NARM maintains […]

Resources for Midwifery Preceptors

Improve the midwife-student relationship and earn some CEUs! NARM recognizes the importance of preceptors in educating future midwives. We know the preceptor-student relationship may be challenging, especially in the midst of all the other responsibilities midwives face. In support of the work of midwife preceptors and their students, we have created a resource list for […]

Registration Requirement for Preceptors of PEP Candidates

Just a reminder for preceptors and PEP students, effective January 1, 2017, NARM preceptors were required to be registered before supervising any clinical experiences documented on a PEP student’s NARM Application. Skills/clinical experiences signed off after that date by a preceptor who is not registered with NARM will be invalid. Please note that midwifery schools […]