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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

Changes to Distance program


NOTICE: The  former Distance Academic Program is no longer available for purchase, as it will be phased out by 2020, due to the recommendations of USMERA (www.usmera.org).  All modules must be turned in for grading by November 30, 2019.

HOWEVER, we do have options for distance midwifery education! 

NEW FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN A FULL MIDWIFERY SCHOOL: Mercy In Action is now offering Distance hybrid accredited education through the Mercy In Action College of Midwifery. Students no longer are required to spend months on campus; most of the coursework can be done from your own home. For information, please go to the College of Midwifery tab on this webpage. (http://www.mercyinaction.com/college-of-midwifery/)

For updated information, please download the 2018-19 Student Handbook and Course Catalog below.



NEW FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN THE MODULES: Mercy In Action realizes how valuable our modules have been to student midwives doing the NARM PEP process. With those students in mind from states that allow the PEP process for licensing, we will soon be rolling out an alternate way for our modules to be a benefit: a new iPad ready PEP PREP Study Guide, complete with testing and optional tutoring. Please watch this site for more information, coming in August 2018.

Contact Kristen Benoit with questions at info@mercyinaction.com.

(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:


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.