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Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery is fully accredited by the Midwifery Education Accreditation Council, a United States Department of Education recognized national accrediting agency. For further information, contact MEAC at 360-466-2080, 1935 Pauline Blvd., Suite 100B, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103.
Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery has received approval from the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education to operate as a private postsecondary school in the State of California. For more information, please call the Bureau (888) 370-7589.
The curriculum of Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery is approved by the Medical Board of California, the sate regulatory agency for direct-entry midwifery.
Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery is an institutional member of the Association of Midwifery Educators and the California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools.
The Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery Vision Statement:
Nizhoni is a Navajo word that conveys the spirit and practice of "the beauty way" as experienced and expressed through living in balance and harmony with the world. As midwives and students we seek that balance as we honor both our valued birthing traditions and our contemporary midwifery and medical knowledge. Graduates of Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery are prepared to function as primary health care providers for women and newborns. As midwives, we bring harmony and balance to childbearing and assist each woman to discover the transformative nature and experience of giving birth. As an institution providing midwifery education, we create and foster a strong commitment to excellence in midwifery care and practice in any given place or circumstance, encouraging midwives and those we serve to embrace and exemplify "the beauty way."
The Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery Mission Statement:
As our commitment to improving outcomes in birth and health care in the United States and throughout the world, Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery is dedicated to providing current, relevant, and clinically robust education in the art and science of midwifery. Using processes of individual and group inquiry and training to develop midwifery expertise and critical thinking skills, our graduates are prepared to offer safe, competent, and compassionate midwifery care and leadership in every setting.