Still have questions? Look here for answers to the most common questions asked about the ATM Midwifery Training Program.
1. What are the enrollment requirements and prerequisites?
2. Do you accept home-school transcripts?
3. Can I take an on-line CPR for health care provider course?
4. I have my CPR class scheduled (or I don’t have my card yet); can I send my application in without the proof of CPR so that I don’t miss the enrollment deadline?
5. Do I need a preceptor before enrolling in the program?
6. Do I need any particular college/nursing courses, such as anatomy & physiology, before enrolling?
7. What happens if I miss a deadline for enrollment?
8. Is there a class size limit?
9. Should I mail my application “certified mail”?
10. What happens once I send my application in?
1. Do you have a school or classroom that I must attend, or is the program completed from my home?
2. How long does each module last?
3. How many hours will I need to study?
Study time will vary based on:
Students should plan on dedicating at least 10 – 24 hours weekly to study and completion of assignments throughout the program. Most students spend more time studying and completing assignments during the early part of the program than later when study skills have improved and knowledge is increased, even though assignments may become more detailed and comprehensive.
4. Do I complete the academic portion of the program before beginning my clinical training?
5. Can I finish the academic portion of the program any faster than scheduled?
6. I'm shopping for a new computer; should I get a PC or a Mac?
1. How do I find a preceptor?
2. What if the midwife I want to apprentice with is not an ATM approved preceptor?
3. Do I complete the academic portion of the program before beginning my clinical training?
4. How long does an apprenticeship last?
5. Can I apprentice with more than one midwife?
1. Is financial aid available?
2. Does ATM offer any payment plans?
3. Does ATM offer any scholarships?
1. Can I work full time during while in the program?
2. Do I have to live in Texas to enroll in the program?
3. Midwives are illegal where I live. Can I still complete the program?
4. I have a nursing baby; can I bring her/him to the workshops?
5. I’ve already had college Anatomy & Physiology; can I get credit for that and skip module 2?
6. I’ve already attended some births with a midwife; can I count those towards my graduation requirements?
7. If I graduate from the ATMMTP will I have to apply to NARM for the CPM credential via the Portfolio Evaluation Process (PEP) “Entry Level” application?
1. Where can I work once I have my Texas midwifery license?
2. How much money does a licensed midwife make?
That will depend on a number of factors:
3. Do insurance companies cover licensed midwives?
4. Are licensed midwives required to have malpractice insurance?
5. Is the Texas license recognized in other states?
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