Midwifery Programs in Alaska

Midwifery School in Alaska - AK

Midwifery has changed over the years. In the past, many people thought of a mid-wife as a woman who was skilled in the delivery of babies. While that is one function of a midwife, this career is now much more sophisticated and incorporates general patient healthcare. As such, the midwifery courses in Alaska will cover much more than the birthing process. You will be required to complete your general education courses prior to taking your major courses. Common major course topics for a Master of Science degree in Midwifery, for instance, would include:

  • Labor and birth                                                
  • Professional development
  • Modern Midwifery
  • Midwifery History
  • Postpartum/ Newborn Care
  • Nutrition and breastfeeding
  • Midwifery and Political Activism                                                  
  • Counseling for the Childbearing Years
  • Clinic skills                                        
  • Master's Project
  • Practicum                                      

The total number of credits for the master’s program is 138. Of these, you will also be required to complete an extensive number of hours in clinical experience- 1500 hours in all. These hours represent 50 of the 138 units need to complete the degree program. Each of the courses you take are designed to train you in the core competencies that will ready you for the license exam. Check with local universities in larger cities such as Sitka, Anchorage, Juneau, or Fairbanks, or consider looking into online programs for greater flexibility.

For more information on locating a program, contact:

P.O. Box 243091
Anchorage, AK 99524-3091
(907) 566-3775

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