Fall 2021 Newsletter

Doctor of Nursing Practice Nurse-Midwifery Program Granted Continued Accreditation for 10 Years

The Board of Review (BOR) of the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME) has granted continued accreditation to the Seattle University, College of Nursing, Nurse-Midwifery, Doctor of Nursing Practice program for the maximum of ten years, expiring October 31, 2031.

The ACME BOR recognized Dr. Elizabeth Gabzdyl, Nurse-Midwifery Program Director, and the nurse-midwifery faculty for their work on this successful continued accreditation. They commended the quality of the comprehensive self-study provided and the work of SU and the College of Nursing for its exemplary work in seeking to create and provide an inclusive learning environment for its students.

The Nurse-Midwifery program began as a Master of Science in Nursing degree and transitioned to a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in 2017. Graduates are eligible to sit for the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) certification exam. Nurse-Midwifery program courses are taught by accomplished and practicing professors. Since 2009, the Nurse-Midwifery program at Seattle University has prepared 65 MSN and 79 DNP graduates, as well as 6 post-graduate certificate midwives all of whom provide critically needed care in the U.S. and around the world.

The Seattle University, College of Nursing, Nurse-Midwifery, Doctor of Nursing Practice program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME), 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550, Silver Spring, MD, 20910-6374. For information about accreditation, please contact ACME directly. Tel: (240) 485-1802, acme@acnm.org, www.midwife.org/acme