NMI or other? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-24-2012, 02:40 PM - Thread Starter
 
aumismommy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 61
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I just wanted to see who took what form of schooling - pros and cons, etc.  Can you share with me your thoughts?  I am currently looking at NMI but have heard that for the cost (12k) that I could find a better education elsewhere.  Please enlighten me!  I am in the Sacramento CA area.

aumismommy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-24-2012, 05:21 PM
 
phathui5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Oregon
Posts: 17,019
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)

I am currently going through NMI for school. One thing you can do to save on tuition is to work out a work study arrangement with your preceptor. It looks like about $2400 of the tuition goes to preceptor fees, so if she waives that, you could save a lot of money.

 

Another thing you can do if you haven't already is sign up for Heart & Hands first (which costs less) and apply the cost of that to your NMI tuition when you complete it.


Midwife (CPM, LDM) and homeschooling mama to:
14yo ds   11yo dd  9yo ds and 7yo ds and 2yo ds  
phathui5 is offline  
Old 06-11-2012, 08:58 PM
 
DoulaDalton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I live in Seattle and I am looking at NMI as well. I am a little confused about getting started. I know you can take the Heart and Hands Workshops and if I am not mistaken you get hands on clinical experience but I think you have to go to these workshops in person. I would like to do the distance learning but I am confused as to how you find a preceptor if you live in another state. Can anyone give me some insight. Does anyone know what part of California NMI is located?

DoulaDalton is offline  
Old 06-12-2012, 08:39 AM
 
CindyCindy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 585
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I am only still on my journey to picking out the exact school I want to attend.  But because our state has really high standards for licensing a midwife and our state midwifery association recommends it, I am only going through a school that is MEAC accredited.  For me, if you go by those schools, NMI is the least expensive.  The other distance education schools are Bastyr ($20,000 for the first year), College of Utah (for an associates $23,000), Birthwise ($30,000, plus travel expenses), and National College of Midwifery (their site states $5,000, but that does not include preceptor fees, which they recommend to be $500 a month - also it seems as though your preceptor has to do more work than with the other schools, they have to administer and correct tests, etc). 

 

There seem to be a lot of other non MEAC ways to get an education as well.  You have to decide which way you want to go.

CindyCindy is offline  
Old 06-17-2012, 12:55 AM
 
phathui5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Oregon
Posts: 17,019
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)

DoulaDalton,

 

I found my preceptor myself, actually through a posting here on MDC. You can also contact midwives and birth centers and ask if they are looking for students.


Midwife (CPM, LDM) and homeschooling mama to:
14yo ds   11yo dd  9yo ds and 7yo ds and 2yo ds  
phathui5 is offline  
 

Tags
Midwives
User Tag List

Thread Tools


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off