Midwifery Organizations


American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM)
The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) is the professional association that represents certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) and certified midwives (CMs) in the United States. ACNM sets the standard for excellence in midwifery education and practice in the United States and strengthens the capacity of midwives in developing countries. Our members are primary care providers for women throughout the lifespan, with a special emphasis on pregnancy, childbirth, and gynecologic and reproductive health. For more information, visit here.

ACNM Foundation
The A.C.N.M. Foundation, Inc., a tax-exempt 501 (c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization, was incorporated in 1967 as the philanthropic arm of American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) with a mission to promote excellence in health care for women, newborns, and families worldwide through the support of midwifery. The Foundation collaborates closely with the ACNM by supporting midwifery education, research, practice, and leadership activities that advance the provision of high quality maternal, newborn, and well-woman health care services. For more information, visit here

Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME)
The mission of the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME) is to advance excellence in midwifery education. For more information, visit here.

Directors of Midwifery Education (DOME)
Visit here, for a list of all ACME accredited programs.



Other Organizations

National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)/APRN Consensus Model
With over 267,000 advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) in the U.S, APRNs represent a powerful force in the health care system. The Consensus Model provides guidance for states to adopt uniformity in the regulation of APRN roles. For more information, visit here