Refresher Process for Re-entry to Clinical Practice


  • College of Health Professions

Degree Earned

  • Certificate

Program Type

  • Online

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Program Information

Name: Gloria Brinkley
Department: Midwifery & Women’s Health Programs
Organization: Jefferson – Center City Campus

130 S. Ninth Street, Suite 960
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Telephone: 215-951-2525

Application Information

This program is intended for Certified Midwives (CNM/CMs) who have previously been or are currently AMCB certified, but have been out of clinical practice and are looking to refresh their knowledge and skills in anticipation of re-entry to clinical midwifery practice.

Make sure to follow the specific instructions on this page when applying for the Re-Entry to Clinical Practice program, as each Midwifery program has customized requirements.

See The American College of Nurse-Midwives Guidelines on re-entry to clinical practice.

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester (August start)

APRIL 1 - Preferred Deadline
JUNE 1 - Final Deadline

Spring Semester (January start)

SEPTEMBER 1 - Preferred Deadline
November 1 - Final Deadline

Summer Semester (late May start)

MARCH 1 - Preferred Deadline
APRIL 1 - Final Deadline

MS Completion students have the additional option of a summer (late May) start.

Application Materials

We understand that circumstances are varied and refresher needs are unique. Applicants are encouraged to call and speak with an admissions counselor at 215-951-2800 for individualized information. Re-entry applicants will need to submit:

  • Graduate Student Application marked “refresher process”
  • Cover letter detailing your interest in the re-entry to clinical practice and readiness for the refresher process
  • Professional CV/Resume
  • Two letters of Reference
  • Verification of all clinical license(s) – active or inactive
  • Official Transcripts of all college/university courses, including basic midwifery education
  • Proof of current or prior AMCB certification
  • Have a personal interview with a potential clinical preceptor who submits a clinical site form and is willing to work toward a clinical site agreement with the university.

A phone/web-based faculty interview is arranged with the applicant when application materials are complete.

Students are responsible for identifying a clinical site during the application process (Clinical Site Form). Once a student is accepted into the refresher process, the Midwifery Institute processes a formal affiliation agreement with the proposed clinical site.

Accepted students are responsible for purchasing and maintaining liability insurance for clinical refresher practice. An ACNM partner company has developed refresher student rates for CNM/CMs. Additionally, accepted students must maintain CPR, NRP and EFM certification while in clinical and have a background check, drug screen and health clearance. A notarized passport photo is required for identification.  Clinical sites may have additional requirements prior to starting the clinical refresher.