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American College of Nurse-Midwives The Division of Accreditation Origins of the Division of Accreditation Compilation of data on education as early as 1920’s Mentioned in 1955 Incorporation of ACNM Articles of Incorporation

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american college of nurse midwives

American College of Nurse-Midwives

The Division of Accreditation

origins of the division of accreditation
Origins of the Division of Accreditation
  • Compilation of data on education as early as 1920’s
  • Mentioned in 1955 Incorporation of ACNM Articles of Incorporation
  • In 1957, Hattie Hemschemeyer suggested a “Committee on Curriculum and Accreditation”
evolution
Evolution
  • 1965 ACNM Committee for Approval of Educational Programs
  • 1974 ACNM Division of Approval
  • 1984 ACNM Division of Accreditation
selected accomplishments
Selected Accomplishments
  • In 1982, the Division of Approval was nationally recognized US Secretary of Education
  • In 1996 preaccredited first program for non-nurse midwives
  • Currently implementing institutional accreditation in addition to accrediting individual programs
the division of accreditation
The Division of Accreditation

The Division of Accreditation ensures the profession that ACNM DOA accredited programs meet standards of excellence in their educational preparation of practitioners and reflect in their curricula the identify and scope of practice the profession has defined.

cecila sehl ruth coates beeman
1958-1959

First Chair

Tentative Criteria Developed

1959-1965

Criteria developed

Policies and Procedures

Wrote first SER in 1966

Cecila SehlRuth Coates Beeman
eunice k m ernst ann mehring koontz
1967-1974

Facilitated reviewing all the programs

Set the stage for national certification of graduates

1974-1976

First Chair of the “Division”

Formalized Structure

Developed Standing Rules of Procedure

Eunice K.M. Ernst Ann Mehring Koontz
laurette beck miriam cole
1965-1966

Finalized Policies and Procedures for the Approval of Nurse-Midwifery Programs

1966-1967

Began process of formal review of all nurse-midwifery education programs

Laurette Beck Miriam Cole
maureen kelly colleen conway welch
1976-1982

Recognition of ACNM Division of Approval by the US Secretary of Education

1982-1987

Coordinated the work of four units of Division of Approval which became Accreditation

Maureen Kelly Colleen Conway-Welch
joyce roberts helen varney burst
1987-1991

Delphi approach to establish competencies for non-nurses

1991-1999

Publication of Skills, Knowledge, Competencies and Health Sciences Prerequisite to Midwifery Practice

Criteria for preacceditation and accreditation of basic midwifery education

Joyce Roberts Helen Varney Burst
betty watts carrington diane boyer
1999-2004

Presented at ICM in Vienna resulting in international interest

Initiated Institutional Accreditation

2004-Present

Continuing issues of

Institutional

Accreditation

International

Accreditation

Betty Watts Carrington Diane Boyer