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Call for 3rd Party Comments for ACME-Accredited Midwifery Programs up for Review or Seeking Preaccreditation

As a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education, and in accordance with ACME’s policies and procedures, we invite interested parties to submit written third-party comments concerning the qualifications of midwifery programs that are seeking ACME accreditation. ACME provides three levels of accreditation: preaccreditation, initial accreditation, and continued accreditation. The three institutions listed below are seeking preaccreditation, initial accreditation, or continued accreditation for their midwifery education program and will be evaluated by the ACME Board of Review in February 2021.

Third-party comments must be specific, detailed and reference the related ACME criteria. Respondents are encouraged to review the ACME criteria for the applicable accreditation type. Using the ACME Third-Party Comments form, we invite you to submit written comments to: Angela Smith, ACME Executive Director,, or mailed to ACME at 8403 Colesville Rd., Suite 1550, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

The deadline to submit third-party comments is 10/1/2020 for the following midwifery education programs:

University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Review Date: October 7-9, 2020
Type: Preaccreditation

New York University, Rory Meyers College of Nursing
Review Date: October 14 – 16, 2020
Type: Continued Accreditation

Fairfield University, Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies
Review Date: November 4 – 6, 2020
Type: Initial Accreditation

For details about each program and the degrees offered, please visit: ACME Accredited Programs.

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