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School Directory

Midwifery schools that choose to undergo accreditation do so because of their commitment to excellence in the field. There are many benefits of accreditation to schools, students, and consumers. Below you will find a list of MEAC’s currently accredited programs and institutions.

A number of other schools are in the process of applying for accreditation or working through the process of

becoming accredited, so check back frequently to watch the number of options for high-quality midwifery education grow. For a list of institutions and programs for which we are currently accepting comment, please click here.

When final accreditation decisions are made by the MEAC Board of Directors, you can find them here.

Bastyr

Bastyr University | Department of Midwifery
Accreditation Period: 4/11 – 4/15

14500 Juanita Drive NE, Kenmore, WA 98028-4966
Website | ph (425) 602-3000 | f (425) 896-6806

Suzy Myers, Department Chair
425.602.3371
smyers@bastyr.edu

Marissa Ohoyo, Program Supervisor
425.602.3379
mohoyo@bastyr.edu

Bastyr is a degree-granting program that offers Title IV financial aid and distance education options.

Birthwise Midwifery School
Accreditation Period: 6/11 – 6/16

24 S. High St., Bridgton, ME 04009-1110
Website | ph (207) 647-5968

Heidi Fillmore, Director
heidi@birthwisemidwifery.edu

Jacqueline Lamberto, Curriculum Director
clinicaldirector@birthwisemidwifery.edu

Birthwise is a certificate-granting institution that offers high and low residence options. Financial aid is available.

Maternidad La Luz

Maternidad La Luz
Accreditation Period: 5/10 – 9/15

1308 Magoffin St., El Paso, TX 79901-1626
Website | ph (915) 532-5895 | f (915) 532-7127

Judith Lane
academic@maternidadlaluz.com

Maternidad La Luz offers certificate-granting programs of several lengths, including a 1-year intensive program.

National College of Midwifery

National College of Midwifery
Accreditation Period: 7/09 – 7/14

#209 State Rd 240, Taos, NM 87571
Website | info@midwiferycollege.org | ph (575) 758-8914 | f (575) 758-0302

Jenny West, Interim Director
Jwest959@gmail.com

Jessica Frechette-Gutfreund
Jessica.goodfriend@gmail.com

The National College of Midwifery offers multiple degree programs implemented in diverse learning environments chosen by the student and the preceptor.

Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery

Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery
Accreditation Period: 10/26/12 – 10/26/17

4135 54th Place, San Diego, CA 92105
Website | ph (619) 814-0568 | f (619) 814-0569

Marla Hicks, Co-Executive Director
Gerri Ryan, Chief Operating Officer
nizhonimidwives@gmail.com

Nizhoni is a diploma-granting institution.

Birthingway College of Midwifery
Accreditation Period: 10/11 – 10/16

SE Foster Road, Portland, OR 97266-4042
Website | ph (503) 760-3131 | f (503) 760-3332

Holly Scholles, President
info@birthingway.edu

Birthingway is a certificate- and degree-granting institution that offers Title IV financial aid.

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Florida School of Traditional Midwifery
Accreditation Period: 10/09 – 12/14

810 E University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5507
Website | ph (352) 338-0766 | f (352) 338-2013

Diane Garrison, Executive Director
diane@midwiferyschool.org
info@midwiferyschool.org

The Florida School of Traditional Midwifery is a certificate-granting institution that offers financial aid.

Midwives College of Utah

Midwives College of Utah
Accreditation Period: 7/09 – 7/14

1174 E 2700 S., Suite 2, Salt Lake City, UT 84106-2671
Website | ph (886) 680-2756 or (801) 649-5230 | f (866) 207-2024

Kristi Ridd-Young, President
office@midwifery.edu

Nicole Croft, Academic Dean
Academicdean@midwifery.edu

The Midwives College of Utah offers several certificate and degree programs, including distance education with central office located in Salt Lake City.

National Midwifery Institute

National Midwifery Institute
Accreditation Period: 4/09 – 4/14

P. O. Box 128, Bristol, VT 05443-0128
Website | ph (802) 453-3332

Shannon Anton,
Administrator and Co-Director
santon@nationalmidwiferyinstitute.com

Elizabeth Davis, Co-Director

The National Midwifery Institute is a distance program dedicated to the preservation of community-based midwifery training and education.

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