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Bachelor of Midwifery (B.Mid.)

4 years

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Program highlights

Work placement opportunity

Gain practical experience — complete clinical placements to experience relevant clinical settings in midwifery practices, a labour-delivery hospital unit, a newborn intermediate or intensive care nursery with practicing obstetricians, and with community organizations.

Get registered ― graduate ready to take the Canadian Midwifery Registration Examination (CMRE). Successfully passing the CMRE exam allows you to apply for registration anywhere in Canada.

Create personal and professional connections — work closely with practicing midwives and Mount Royal faculty to build a lifelong network.

In Alberta’s only midwifery degree program, students work with faculty and practicing midwives to blend theory with practice while providing care to childbearing people and their families.

This degree prepares you to become a primary-care provider in the growing field of midwifery. Graduates are prepared to write the Canadian Midwifery Registration Examination (CMRE) and become registered midwives.

Practicum experience requirements

Beginning in the second year of the program, you will be required to be on-call during your practicum experiences. This requires full-time commitment and means being available 24 hours per day, seven days per week. You may work for extended hours. You will practice at a variety of placement sites, which may mean traveling and living outside of the city. You will be required to drive in urban and rural areas, at all times of day and night.

Clinical practice requirements

Requirements include immunization documentation, a Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector Search, a personal vehicle and a valid driver’s licence. Starting in your second year, additional requirements such as N95 mask fit testing and CPR HCP must be completed and renewed on an ongoing basis.


Career possibilities

  • Midwife (independent, team or hospital-based)
  • Health educator or researcher
  • National health worker
  • Midwifery researcher/scholar*
  • Midwifery administrator*

* additional education, experience and/or training required

Admission requirements and costs

Curriculum and courses


Information about program offerings, admission requirements and the application process can be answered by an admissions and recruitment specialist.

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