Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME)
The mission of the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME) is to advance excellence and quality in midwifery education.
The Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (under 'Health Care') as a programmatic accrediting agency for nurse-midwifery education programs since 1982. In 1994, ACME approved criteria to accredit direct-entry midwifery education programs; the first program was preaccredited in April 1996. ACME currently accredits programs offering nurse-midwifery and midwifery programs. ACME is administratively and financially autonomous from the American College of Nurse-Midwives.
ACME National Office, Suite 1550, 8403 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Heather L. Maurer, MA, Executive Director
Jaime L. Sampson, Administrative Assistant
Susan E. Stone, CNM, DNSc, FAAN, FACNM
Diane Boyer, CNM, PhD, FACNM
ACME Boards (names are followed by duration of term)
Past accreditation actions by the ACME Board of Review, by year.
ACME Criteria, Policies and Procedures Manual, and other accreditation related documents, and Powerpoint reviews of procedures.
ACNM standard setting documents, philosophy, Codes of Ethics
The academic and professional qualifications, and relevant employment and organizational affiliations of ACME members are available on request.