School of Professional Midwives and Professional Licensing
The Escuela de Parteras Profesionales was created in 1997 and is the first officially recognized school of midwifery in Mexico( under agreement 11PET0143N of the Guanajuato Ministry of Education).
Their mission is to educate and train professional midwives through knowledge, attitude awareness, and clinical skills.
- To provide sexual and reproductive health care that is based on respect and strong values.
- To apply evidence-based, medical knowledge in the provision of patient care.
- To encourage clinical problem-solving, holistic/family-based health promotion.
- To establish professional networks that promote collaboration and problem resolution.
The curriculum is completed in three years and encompasses both theoretical and practical education, followed by a one-year clinical internship. All graduates of the school are awarded a degree and a professional certificate.
What have we achieved?
In 1997, the Subsecretariat of Education of Guanajuato officially recognized the CASA school of midwifery and certified them as a Terminal Technical Education in Professional Midwifery.
In 2011, the profession of Clinical Midwife was included in the sectorial catalog of positions. CODE: M02117
In 2017, the 17th generation of professional midwives graduated resulting in a total of 120 women completing their studies as professional midwives.
Currently, 24 of CASA’s graduate midwives practice in various public hospitals located in states such as Chihuahua, San Luis Potosi, Tabasco, Guerrero, Colima, Puebla, and Veracruz
CASA midwifery program recruits candidates from rural communities. Upon graduation, the professionals can return to their communities and provide appropriate nursing care for women of reproductive age, their babies, and their families.