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Midwifery Education Program Accreditation

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Magnet Recognition

Baystate Medical Center achieved Magnet designation in 2015 for nursing excellence for the third year in a row. 

Program Accreditation

The Baystate Medical Center Midwifery Education Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME), 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1230, Silver Spring, MD 20910-6374. for information about accreditation, contact ACME directly at  240-485-1803,,  or The program was reaccredited in 2018 for the maximum period of 10 years, and is currently accredited until 2028.

Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the national certification exam of the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) and receive the designation of certified nurse midwife (CNM) upon successful completion.

The CNM designation and Baystate Midwife Education Program's curriculum are recognized by all states for licensure, by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) for prescriptive authority, and by all states that enable advanced practice nurses to prescribe.

Institutional Accreditation

Baystate Medical Center is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology residency program is accredited by the ACGME Residency Review Committee in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Program Statistics

Graduation Rates

We have more than 120 graduates since our program's inception in 1992, all of whom have passed the AMCB—most on the first try. Baystate Midwifery Education Program does not provide a part-time option. All students attend full-time.

Matriculation Year Graduation Year Admitted Deferring/Declining Withdrawn LOA Graduates
2016 2018 6 1 0 0 5
2017 2019 9 3 0 0 6
2018 2020 7 1 0 1 5
2019 2021 7 1 0 1


American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) Certification Rate

Graduation Year Graduates Certification rate
2017 5 100%
2018 5 100%
2019 6 100%