Academic Calendar

Classroom AttendanceHere it is, all scoped out for you for the next three years. This way, you can enter your class schedule and plan where you’ll be and what’s expected of you, and even though you’re an adult, you know when recess is. (Woot! Your teachers are just as excited about recess as you are. They like to go to the beach, or ski, or hit the spa—or sleep for 14 hours, too.)

Classroom attendance is essential to learning everything you need to become a competent and respected midwife. The classes themselves, and the one-month modules build one on top of the other and link together, and you don’t want any chinks in the armor! Missing classes doesn’t only harm you, but your classmates and partners who rely on you and your input to sharpen their own skills. Please read the attendance policy and the exceptions for absences. Even if you’re excused for legitimate reasons, you’re still responsible for completing what you’ve missed, so obey that calendar or scheduling app that you fill with classes, labs, attending births, and holidays.

So add your schedule to whatever phone app is your master, and remember, “To everything there is a season.”

Class. Lab. Study group. Exams. And recess.

Academic Calendar for October 2016 – October 2019 (Fridays)

*All classes meet on Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. throughout 2016-2019 unless otherwise stated.

October 2016: Module 1: Foundations of Midwifery

Instruction Begins: October 7
Instruction Ends: October 28

November 2016: Module 2: Practice Documentation (24/0)

Instruction Begins: November 4
Instruction Ends: November 25
Thanksgiving Holiday: November 26 – December 2

December 2016: Module 3: Midwifery and the Law (24/0)

Instruction Begins: December 2
Instruction Ends: December 16
Winter Holiday: December 18 – January 6

January 2017: Module 4: Cultural Sensitivity, Versatility, and Communication (24/0)

Instruction Begins: January 6
Instruction Ends: January 27

February 2017: Module 5: Midwifery Research (24/0)

Instruction Begins: February 3
Instruction Ends: February 24

March 2017: Module 6: Introduction to Midwifery Skills (18/6)

Instruction Begins: March 3
Instruction Ends: March 24

April 2017: Module 7: Foundations of Reproductive Science (24/0)

Instruction Begins: April 7
Instruction Ends: April 28

May 2017: Module 8: Complete Health Assessment (18/6)

Instruction Begins: May 5
Instruction Ends: May 26

June 2017: Module 9: Well-Woman Care (18/6)

Instruction Begins: June 2
Instruction Ends: June 23

July 2017: Module 10: The Placenta (18/6)

Instruction Begins: July 7
Instruction Ends: July 28

August 2017: Module 11: Nutrition in Pregnancy (24/0)

Instruction Begins: August 4
Instruction Ends: August 25

September 2017: Module 12: Diagnostic Testing in the Childbearing Year (18/6)

Instruction Begins: September 8
Instruction Ends: September 29

October 2017: Module 13: Diagnostic Testing in the Childbearing Year II (24/0)

Instruction Begins: October 6
Instruction Ends: October 27

November 2017: Module 14: Prenatal Care I (24/0)

Instruction Begins: November 3
Instruction Ends: November 17
Thanksgiving Holiday: November 18 – November 30

December 2017: Module 15: Prenatal Care II (18/6)

Instruction Begins: December 1
Instruction Ends: December 15
Winter Holiday: December 16 – January 4

January 2018: Module 16: Complications of Pregnancy I (24/0)

Instruction Begins: January 5
Instruction Ends: January 26

February 2018: Module 17: Complications of Pregnancy II (18/6)

Instruction Begins: February 2
Instruction Ends: February 23

March 2018: Module 18: Assessment of Fetal Well-Being (18/6)

Instruction Begins: March 2
Instruction Ends: March 23
April 2018: Module 19: Normal Labor and Birth (24/0)

Instruction Begins: April 6
Instruction Ends: April 27

May 2018: Module 20: Intrapartum Care (24/0)

Instruction Begins: May 4
Instruction Ends: May 25

June 2018: Module 21: Pharmacology I: Intro. To Biomedical Pharmacology (18/6)

Instruction Begins: June 8
Instruction Ends: June 29

July 2018: Module 22: Pharmacology II: Intravenous Therapy for Midwives (18/6)

Instruction Begins: July 6
Instruction Ends: July 27

August 2018: Module 23: Pharmacology III: Intro to Traditional Chinese Medicine (12/12)

Instruction Begins: August 3
Instruction Ends: August 24

September 2018: Module 24: Pharmacology IV: Homeopathy for Midwives (12/12)

Instruction Begins: September 7
Instruction Ends: September 28

October 2018: Module 25: Pharmacology V: Botanical Medicine (12/12)

Instruction Begins: October 5
Instruction Ends: October 26

November 2018: Module 26: Pharmacology VI: Intravenous Skills Practicum (12/12)

Instruction Begins: November 2
Instruction Ends: November 16
Thanksgiving Holiday: November 17 – 30

December 2018: Module 27: Perineal Integrity and Repair (12/12)

Instruction Begins: December 7
Instruction Ends: December 21
Winter holiday: December 22 – January 3

January 2019: Module 28: Intrapartum Complications I (34/0)

Instruction Begins: January 4
Instruction Ends: January 25

February 2019: Module 29: Intrapartum Complications II (18/6)

Instruction Begins: February 1
Instruction Ends: February 22

March 2019: Module 30: Intrapartum Complications III (18/6)

Instruction Begins: March 1
Instruction Ends: March 22

April 2019: Module 31: The Postpartum Period (24/0)

Instruction Begins: April 5
Instruction Ends: April 26

May 2019: Module 32: Care of the Normal Newborn (24/0)

Instruction Begins: May 3
Instruction Ends: May 24

June 2019: Module 33: Complications of the Neonatal Period I (18/6)

Instruction Begins: June 7
Instruction Ends: June 28

July 2019: Module 34: Complications of the Neonatal Period II (18/6)

Instruction Begins: July 12
Instruction Ends: July 26

August 2019: Module 35: Infant Feeding (24/0)

Instruction Begins: August 2
Instruction Ends: August 23

September 2019: Module 36: Midwifery Care in a Global Context (18/6)

Instruction Begins: September 6
Instruction Ends: September 27

October 2019: Module 37: Birth Disaster Preparedness Training (6/18)

Instruction Begins: October 4
Instruction Ends: October 25

November 2019: Module 38: The Midwifery Practice (24/0)

Instruction Begins: November 1
Instruction Ends: November 15

Graduation Ceremony: Date to Be Announced

Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery observes all recognized U.S. federal holidays. Although classes are not held on these days, students in clinical rotations must remain on call if the preceptor’s clinical schedule requires them to be available on those dates.

January 1: New Year’s Day
Third Monday in January: Martin Luther King Day Third Monday in February: President’s Day Last Monday in May: Memorial Day
July 4: Independence Day
First Monday in September: Labor Day Second Monday in October: Columbus Day November 11: Veteran’s Day
Fourth Thursday in November: Thanksgiving Day December 25: Christmas Day