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ACME Accredited Midwifery Programs

All midwifery education programs that confer eligibility on the graduate to take the national certification exam administered by the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) must be accredited or preaccredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME).  ACME Accreditation Action Notices can be found here

Accreditation as defined by the US Department of Education, “…the status of public recognition that an accrediting agency grants to an educational institution or program that meets the agency's standards and requirements.” [34 CFR §602.3 Definitions]


Preaccreditation as defined by the US Department of Education, “the status of public recognition that an accrediting agency grants to an educational institution or program for a limited period of time that signifies the agency has determined that the institution or program is progressing towards accreditation and is likely to attain accreditation before the expiration of that limited period of time.” [34 CFR §6 02.3 Definitions]

The following midwifery programs are either accredited or preaccredited by ACME and meet these requirements.


Baylor University

College of Nursing
Nurse-Midwifery/Doctor of Nursing Prog
Mary Ann Faucher CNM PhD FACNM
3700 Worth St
Dallas, TX 75246-2009
214-367-3751
Website

Degree(s) offered:  DNP

Accreditation Status

Year of initial accreditation:  January 2011
Last review:  January 2011
Most recent accreditation action:  January 2011
Next review:  February 2016


Baystate Medical Center

Midwifery Education Program
Susan Agard Krause CNM
689 Chestnut St
Springfield, MA 01107-1620
413-794-4448
Website

Degree(s) offered:  MS in collaboration with Philadelphia University

Accreditation Status

Year of initial accreditation:  June 1991
Last review:  June 2007
Most recent accreditation action:  June 2007
Next review:  July 2017


Bethel University

Nurse Midwifery Education Program
Jane Wrede CNM
3900 Bethel Dr
Saint Paul, MN 55112-6902
651-638-6717
Website

Degree(s) offered:  MS

Accreditation Status

Year of initial accreditation:  
Last review:  July 2014
Most recent accreditation action:  July 2014
Next review:  


California State University, Fullerton

School of Nursing
Nurse-Midwifery Specialty
Ruth Turnquist Mielke CNM, PhD
800 N State College Blvd EC-190
Fullerton, CA 92831-3547
Website

Degree(s) offered:  MSN

Accreditation Status

Year of initial accreditation:  January 2004
Last review:  June 2012
Most recent accreditation action:  June 2012
Next review:  July 2022


Case Western Reserve University

Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
Nurse-Midwifery Program
Gretchen G. Mettler CNM PhD
10900 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106-4904
216-368-2529
Website

Degree(s) offered:  MSN, DNP, Post Graduate Certificate

Accreditation Status

Year of initial accreditation:  September 1983
Last review:  January 2005
Most recent accreditation action:  January 2005
Next review:  February 2015


Columbia University

School of Nursing
Laura Zeidenstein CNM MSN DNP
617 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032-3703
212-305-3582
Website

Degree(s) offered:  MS

Accreditation Status

Year of initial accreditation:  May 1972
Last review:  July 2014
Most recent accreditation action:  July 2014
Next review:  July 2024


East Carolina University

College of Nursing
Nurse-Midwifery Program
Rebecca Bagley CNM DNP
Health Science Building
Greenville, NC 27858
252-744-6402
Website

Degree(s) offered:  MSN, Post Graduate Certificate

Accreditation Status

Year of initial accreditation:  December 1991
Last review:  June 2006
Most recent accreditation action:  June 2006
Next review:  July 2016


Emory University

Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Nurse-Midwifery Specialty
Joyce King CNM PhD FACNM
1520 Clifton Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30322-0001
404-727-8344
Website

Degree(s) offered:  MSN or MSN/MPH

Accreditation Status

Year of initial accreditation:  January 1977
Last review:  June 2005
Most recent accreditation action:  June 2005
Next review:  July 2015


Frontier Nursing University

Community-Based Nurse-Midwifery Edu.
Tonya Nicholson DNP CNM WHNP-bc
PO Box 528
Hyden, KY 41749-0528
606-672-2312
Website

Degree(s) offered:  MSN, DNP

Accreditation Status

Year of initial accreditation:  March 1989
Last review:  January 2005
Most recent accreditation action:  January 2005
Next review:  February 2015


Georgetown University

School of Nursing and Health Studies
Julia Lange Kessler CM RN DNP FACNM
Box 571272
Washington, DC 20057-0001
202-687-2971
Website

Degree(s) offered:  MS

Accreditation Status

Year of initial accreditation:  May 1980
Last review:  June 2012
Most recent accreditation action:  June 2012
Next review:  July 2022


Marquette University

College of Nursing
Leona VandeVusse CNM PhD
PO Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
414-288-3810
Website

Degree(s) offered:  MSN

Accreditation Status

Year of initial accreditation:  May 1993
Last review:  January 2009
Most recent accreditation action:  January 2009
Next review:  February 2019


Midwifery Institute of Philadelphia University

School of Science and Health
Midwifery Program
Dana Perlman CNM MSN
Schoolhouse Lane and Henry Ave Room 222
Philadelphia, PA 19144
215-951-2525
Website

Degree(s) offered:  MS

Accreditation Status

Year of initial accreditation:  September 1996
Last review:  June 2005
Most recent accreditation action:  June 2005
Next review:  July 2015


New York University

College of Nursing at the College of Dentistry
Midwifery Program
Julia Lange Kessler CM RN DNP FACNM
246 Greene St
New York, NY 10003-6677
212-998-5567
Website

Degree(s) offered:  MS, Post Graduate Certificate

Accreditation Status

Year of initial accreditation:  February 1995
Last review:  January 2011
Most recent accreditation action:  January 2011
Next review:  February 2021


Ohio State University

College of Nursing
Nurse-Midwifery Graduate Prog.
Sharon L. Ryan CNM, DNP
1585 Neil Ave
Columbus, OH 43210-1216
614-292-4041
Website

Degree(s) offered:  MS, Post Graduate Certificate

Accreditation Status

Year of initial accreditation:  September 1996
Last review:  July 2014
Most recent accreditation action:  July 2014
Next review:  July 2024


Oregon Health Sciences University

School of Nursing
Nurse-Midwifery Program
Carol L. Howe CNM DNSc FACNM
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd
Portland, OR 97239-3011
503-494-3114
Website

Degree(s) offered:  MS, DNP, MN

Accreditation Status

Year of initial accreditation:  June 1981
Last review:  January 2011
Most recent accreditation action:  January 2011
Next review:  February 2021


Rutgers Biomedical Health Sciences (frmly UMDNJ)

Rutgers School of Nursing
Women's Health and Nurse-Midwifery
Elaine Diegmann CNM ND FACNM
65 Bergen St
Newark, NJ 07107-3001
973-972-4298
Website

Degree(s) offered:  MSN, Post Graduate Certificate

Accreditation Status

Year of initial accreditation:  March 2010
Last review:  March 2010
Most recent accreditation action:  March 2010
Next review:  February 2015


San Diego State University

School of Nursing
Nurse-Midwifery Graduate Education Prog.
Lauren P. Hunter CNM PhD FACNM
5500 Campanile Dr
San Diego, CA 92182-0001
619-543-2540
Website

Degree(s) offered:  MS, MSN

Accreditation Status

Year of initial accreditation:  July 1995
Last review:  January 2013
Most recent accreditation action:  January 2013
Next review:  February 2023


Seattle University

College of Nursing
Nurse Midwifery Program
Terri Clark CNM PhD FACNM
901 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122-4411
206-296-5666
Website

Degree(s) offered:  MSN, Post Graduate Certificate

Accreditation Status

Year of initial accreditation:  June 2012
Last review:  June 2012
Most recent accreditation action:  June 2012
Next review:  July 2017


Shenandoah University

Division of Nursing
Nurse-Midwifery Education Prog
Juliana Fehr CNM PhD FACNM
1775 N Sector Ct
Winchester, VA 22601-2859
540-678-4382
Website

Degree(s) offered:  MSN, Post Graduate Certificate

Accreditation Status

Year of initial accreditation:  June 1997
Last review:  June 2005
Most recent accreditation action:  June 2005
Next review:  July 2015


Stony Brook University

School of Nursing
Pathways to Midwifery
Kelly Walker CNM DNP
Health Sciences Center
Stony Brook, NY 11794-0001
631-444-2867
Website

Degree(s) offered:  MS, DNP, Post Graduate Certificate

Accreditation Status

Year of initial accreditation:  August 1995
Last review:  January 2008
Most recent accreditation action:  January 2008
Next review:  February 2018


SUNY Downstate Medical Ctr

Midwifery Education Program
Ronnie Lichtman CNM LM PhD FACNM
450 Clarkson Ave MSC # 1227
Brooklyn, NY 11203-2012
718-270-7742
Website

Degree(s) offered:  MS, Post Graduate Certificate

Accreditation Status

Year of initial accreditation:  
Last review:  June 2012
Most recent accreditation action:  June 2012
Next review:  June 2022


Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

School of Nursing
Nurse-Midwifery Program
Christine Stuart CNM
3601 4th Street
Lubbock, TX 79430
806-743-2730
Website

Degree(s) offered:  MSN, Post Graduate Certificate

Accreditation Status

Year of initial accreditation:  January 2013
Last review:  January 2013
Most recent accreditation action:  January 2013
Next review:  February 2018


UCSFat SFGH

Interdepartmental Nurse-Midwifery Ed Prg
Kim Dau CNM, MS
1001 Potrero Avenue, Room 6D-29
San Francisco, CA 94110
415-476-0335
Website

Degree(s) offered:  MS, Post Graduate Certificate

Accreditation Status

Year of initial accreditation:  
Last review:  June 2010
Most recent accreditation action:  June 2010
Next review:  June 2020


University of Cincinnati Nurse-Midwifery

College of Nursing and Health
Nurse-Midwifery Education Program
Cynthia Nypaver CNM, PhD, WHNP-BC
PO Box 210038
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0001
513-558-3600
Website

Degree(s) offered:  MSN

Accreditation Status

Year of initial accreditation:  September 1996
Last review:  July 2014
Most recent accreditation action:  July 2014
Next review:  July 2024


University of Colorado Denver

College of Nursing
Jennifer G. Hensley CNM WHNP EdD
13120 E 19th Ave # 6511
Aurora, CO 80045-2567
303-724-8549
Website

Degree(s) offered:  MS, Post Graduate Certificate

Accreditation Status

Year of initial accreditation:  June 1980
Last review:  January 2007
Most recent accreditation action:  January 2007
Next review:  July 2017


University of Florida

UFHSC-J College of Nursing
College of Nursing
Jane Houston CNM
653-1 W 8th St LRC-3rd Fl BoxL-4
Jacksonville, FL 32209-6511
352-273-6411
Website

Degree(s) offered:  MSN, DNP, Post Graduate Certificate

Accreditation Status

Year of initial accreditation:  June 1982
Last review:  June 2010
Most recent accreditation action:  June 2010
Next review:  June 2020


University of Illinois at Chicago

College of Nursing
Nurse-Midwifery Program
Carrie Klima CNM PhD FACNM
845 S Damen Ave # MC802
Chicago, IL 60612-3727
312-996-1863
Website

Degree(s) offered:  MS, DNP, Post-Graduate Certificate

Accreditation Status

Year of initial accreditation:  
Last review:  January 2012
Most recent accreditation action:  January 2012
Next review:  January 2022


University of Indianapolis

School of Nursing
Nurse-Midwifery Program
Barbara Winningham CNM, DNP, WHNP
1400 E Hanna Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46227-3630
317-788-3327
Website

Degree(s) offered:  MSN, Post-Graduate Certificate

Accreditation Status

Year of initial accreditation:  January 2003
Last review:  March 2012
Most recent accreditation action:  March 2012
Next review:  February 2022


University of Kansas School of Nursing

Nurse-Midwifery Education Program
Cara Busenhart CNM
3901 Rainbow Blvd
Kansas City, KS 66160-8500
913-588-3354
Website

Degree(s) offered:  MS, DNP, Post-Graduate Certificate

Accreditation Status

Year of initial accreditation:  June 1999
Last review:  June 2007
Most recent accreditation action:  June 2007
Next review:  July 2017


University of Michigan

School of Nursing
Ruth Zielinski CNM PhD FACNM
400 N Ingalls St Rm 3320
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2003
734-763-0016
Website

Degree(s) offered:  MS

Accreditation Status

Year of initial accreditation:  January 1990
Last review:  June 2010
Most recent accreditation action:  June 2010
Next review:  February 2016


University of Minnesota

School of Nursing
Nurse-Midwifery Program
Melissa Avery CNM PhD FACNM
308 Harvard St SE # 6-101
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0353
612-624-5933
Website

Degree(s) offered:  MN, DNP, Post-Graduate Certificate

Accreditation Status

Year of initial accreditation:  May 1977
Last review:  June 2010
Most recent accreditation action:  June 2010
Next review:  July 2020


University of New Mexico

College of Nursing
Nurse-Midwifery Program
Kristen Ostrem CNM, CFNP
Nursing Pharmacy Building
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
505-272-6789
Website

Degree(s) offered:  MSN

Accreditation Status

Year of initial accreditation:  June 1991
Last review:  January 2007
Most recent accreditation action:  January 2007
Next review:  February 2017


University of Pennsylvania

School of Nursing
Midwifery Program
William McCool CNM FACNM
420 Guardian Dr
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4231
215-573-7679
Website

Degree(s) offered:  MSN, Post-Graduate Certificate

Accreditation Status

Year of initial accreditation:  January 1980
Last review:  January 2011
Most recent accreditation action:  January 2011
Next review:  February 2021


University of Puerto Rico Grad Sch of Pub Hlth

Graduate School of Public Health
Nurse-Midwifery Education Program
Gloria Martino
Med Sci Camp PO Box 5067
San Juan, PR 00936
787-281-7355
Website

Degree(s) offered:  MPH, Post Graduate Certificate

Accreditation Status

Year of initial accreditation:  January 1998
Last review:  January 2008
Most recent accreditation action:  January 2008
Next review:  February 2018


University of Utah, College of Nursing

Nurse-Midwifery Program
Gwen Latendresse CNM, PhD, FACNM
10 S 2000 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-5880
801-585-7183
Website

Degree(s) offered:  DNP, Post-Graduate Certificate

Accreditation Status

Year of initial accreditation:  May 1969
Last review:  July 2006
Most recent accreditation action:  July 2006
Next review:  July 2016


University of Washington

School of Nursing
Nurse-Midwifery Education Program
Ira Kantrowitz-Gordon CNM
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-0001
206-543-8241
Website

Degree(s) offered:  DNP, Post-Graduate Certificate

Accreditation Status

Year of initial accreditation:  October 1993
Last review:  May 2008
Most recent accreditation action:  May 2008
Next review:  July 2018


Vanderbilt University

School of Nursing
Nurse-Midwifery Program
Michelle R Collins CNM PhD FACNM
102 Godchaux Hall
Nashville, TN 37240-0001
615-343-5876
Website

Degree(s) offered:  MSN, Post-Graduate Certificate

Accreditation Status

Year of initial accreditation:  May 1995
Last review:  June 2010
Most recent accreditation action:  June 2010
Next review:  July 2020


Wayne State University

College of Nursing
Nurse-Midwifery Option
Deborah S. Walker CNM DNSc FACNM FAAN
5557 Cass Ave Rm 248
Detroit, MI 48202-3615
313-577-5926
Website

Degree(s) offered:  MSN, DNP, Post-Graduate Certificate

Accreditation Status

Year of initial accreditation:  March 2004
Last review:  January 2013
Most recent accreditation action:  January 2013
Next review:  February 2023


Yale University

School of Nursing
Cecilia Jevitt CNM PhD FACNM
233 Mansfield Grove Rd Unit 208
East Haven, CT 06512-4826
203-737-5609
Website

Degree(s) offered:  MSN

Accreditation Status

Year of initial accreditation:  October 1972
Last review:  March 2010
Most recent accreditation action:  March 2010
Next review:  February 2020



 
       





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