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Mercy in Action is a non-profit organization that focuses on the crisis in Maternal/Newborn/Child health care worldwide. A Midwifery School, as well as seminars and training retreats are held each year to prepare midwives, doctors, and nurses to meet the global shortage of skilled birth attendants, and to help primary health care workers prevent unnecessary child deaths. 


Distance Modules

MOdules only-academic only


If you are interested in the full three year Mercy In Action College of Midwifery, please go to the College of Midwifery tab on this webpage. (http://www.mercyinaction.com/college-of-midwifery/)

If you are interested in the Distance program of Academics only: The Modules are designed to be done as a complete package, before or during an apprenticeship.  You must tell your preceptor that you are auditing the Modules of Mercy In Action only, so there is no confusion with students who are completing the full College of Midwifery. If you are doing Modules only, all your paperwork will be through the NARM PEP process, and Mercy In Action will have no part in your clinical training or record keeping. 

Important Notice: For the Distance Academic Program now in place, we want to announce that changes are coming before the year 2020, due to the recommendations of USMERA (www.usmera.org). Purchase of our Modules alone and separate from our full College of Midwifery will be gradually phased out,  in the following timeline:   

1. New modules purchases will cease after June 30,  2018.

2. All modules must be turned in for grading by November 30, 2019.

(If you are becoming a CPM under the NARM PEP process, start looking now into the NARM Midwifery Bridge certificate. Mercy In Action provides all the continuing education credits necessary for this bridge, many of them as online courses, and you don't have to wait until you graduate to take the courses that will be necessary for your future by 2020. Details are at these websites:


Prices for Modules Only

The Modules are designed to be done as a complete group of 18.

ALL: The cost if paid in full is $3,350  for all 18 modules, plus 2 bonus modules on international health. We highly recommend paying up front, as you save a total of $610, get two bonus modules on international midwifery, and never have to wait to start a new module. 

There is also the option of buying three bundles of 6 Modules at $1,200 each. This will save you $250 overall.

Individual Modules may also be purchased for $220 each.

Last date to purchase Modules is June 30, 2018.

Sample Curriculum

 Click to view Module 1 as a pdf

Click to view Module 1 as a pdf

Required Textbooks and Midwifery Reading

The distance modules are based upon the same textbooks used to study for the NARM exam. Explore these links to see the required textbooks as well as additional midwifery reading intended to produce a well-rounded midwifery education.