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ACME Site Visits Schedule & Call for Third Party Comments


  • Schedule of ACME Site Visits for 2017

Fairfield University: February 13-15, 2017
University of Kansas: February 27 - March 1, 2017
Baystate Medical Center: TBA
Stony Brook University: TBA
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center: TBA


  • Third Party Comments:

The Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME), is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (under 'Health Care') as a programmatic accrediting agency for midwifery education programs since 1982. The U.S. Department of Education grants the following scope of recognition to ACME: "the accreditation and preaccreditation of basic certificate, basic graduate nurse-midwifery, direct entry midwifery, and pre-certification nurse-midwifery education programs, including those programs that offer distance education."

ACME is seeking to expand its scope to include the accreditation and preaccreditation of the midwifery practice doctorate for midwives who are national certified.

In accordance with ACME policies and procedures, the commission provides a comment period seeking written comment from our constituents and stakeholders on a proposed new set of criteria for practice doctoral programs in midwifery for students who are already nationally certified midwives. The new criteria are called:

Criteria for Programmatic Preaccreditation of the Midwifery Practice Doctorate for Midwives who are Nationally Certified with Instructions for Elaboration and Documentation 

Criteria for Programmatic Accreditation of the Midwifery Practice Doctorate for Midwives who are Nationally Certified with Instructions for Elaboration and Documentation

Third party comments must be received in writing and in English. The comment period will be open from March 10, 2017 to April 30, 2017. To assist us in gathering your comments, please use the following link to a survey, https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MPDoctorate.


If you prefer to send in your comments via email, please address them to Heather L. Maurer, hmaurer@acnm.org and place 3rd party comment in the subject line.

We encourage you to forward this request to all parties you believe would be interested in providing comment including any midwifery faculty and midwifery students.

Please feel free to contact Heather L. Maurer with any questions or concerns, hmaurer@acnm.org or 240.485.1803.

  • Third Party Comments:

    In accordance with ACME Policies and Procedures Manual, and the U.S. Department of Educationís requirements, ACME is seeking written third-party comments concerning the qualifications for accreditation of the below listed midwifery programs. These programs will have a site visit in the Fall of 2016 and be reviewed for renewal of accreditation and initial accreditation at the February 2017 ACME Board of Review meeting. Upon request, comments will be considered confidential.

    Fairfield University and the University of Kansas had their site visits earlier this year and will be reviewed for preaccreditation and for renewal of accreditation at the July 2017 ACME Board of Review meeting. Baystate Medical Center, Stony Brook University and Texas Tech UniversityHealth Sciences Center will have a site visit in the Fall of 2017 and be reviewed for renewal of accreditation at the February 2018 ACME Board of Review meeting. Upon request, comments will be considered confidential.

    In all instances, your comments must directly relate to the continuing accreditation of a program and the ACME Criteria for Programmatic Accreditation. This document may be found at www.midwife.org/Accreditation under ACME Documents. Please cite the particular criterion of concern in your comments.

    All written comments should be sent to the attention of Heather L. Maurer, ACME Executive Director, hmaurer@acnm.org, or mailed to ACME at 8403 Colesville Rd., Suite 1550, Silver Spring, MD 20910.




    Midwifery
    Program

    Degree
    Type

    Type of
    Accreditation

    Deadline for Comments to be Received

    Fairfield University

    DNP

    Preaccreditation

    TBA

    University of Kansas

    DNP, Post Graduate Certificate

    Renewal of Accreditation

    TBA

    Baystate Medical Center

    MS, Post Graduate Certificate

    Renewal of Accreditation

    TBA

    Stony Brook University

    DNP, MS, Post Graduate Certificate

    Renewal of Accreditation

    TBA

    Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

    MSN, Post Graduate Certificate

    Renewal of Accreditation

    TBA


 











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