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Our new midwifery education program, the Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery, here in San Diego just received temporary approval to operate (with full approval to be granted pending the state's site visit) from the State of California. This has been a very tough process that has taken us more than three years to achieve. We will now re-enter the MEAC accreditation process as soon as the final draft of their new standards is approved (probably in July) and we expect to move through that efficiently. The final step will be to receive approval from the Medical Board of California, which so far has approved all the MEAC-accredited schools. Our graduates will then be able to be licensed in California.
The good news is that California, Washington and Florida midwives enjoy reciprocity of licensure. As I understand the application process in Florida, you would still need to attend a four-month pre-licensure program as a graduate of our program, but at least you would be able to attend via distance learning for the bulk of your midwifery education.
If you would like more information about our program, please contact me at [email protected] and we will be happy to talk with you further. We will have a website up soon. Because of the regulations here in CA, we have not even been allowed to discuss or advertise this program in any way until we achieved temporary approval, so we are thrilled to let everyone know about it now!
Marla Hicks, RN-BC, CPM, LM
Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery
Wow i'm so excited! and congrats for you as well.
i spoke with the school here in g'ville and they said that if i was cert. in another state they would still have to look at all the classes i took and there is a possibility some wouldn't be accepted. if that were the case i would have to retake the courses and do the 4 month program. i'm in touch with a midwife here who is going to call the state of florida and we're going to try and figure this out. i am hoping we can work this out. i'm sure there are more women who would choose the distance route. well i will keep posting here as i learn more and i will e-mail Nizhoni in august when i can start studying.
I searched florida midwifery and came upon this thread. We are in PA right now, but my husband is looking at Ave Maria near Naples to move. I am confused what kind of additional training I will need. I am taking the CPM next February, but haven't attended a formal program. i can get my masters in midwifey from midwives college of Utah, which is MEAC approved in about 12 months if I worked hard.
What about the 4 month course? I have heard through the grapevine that the course is not being offered, so in essence it's impossible to get your license that way?
|What about CNM's who transfer?|
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And what about insurance? how much? I don't have any here in pa since we are not regulated.
|I appreciate any help you can give me. I have a nice practice I am just starting here and am hesitant to leave that and move to unknown area, although the weather in FL, makes it very tempting!!! I hate the cold!!|
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