Welcome to the Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery!

We are excited to facilitate your entrance into a profession committed to providing the highest quality of care to mothers and newborns through the Midwives’ Model of Care.

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.  This approval is based on provisions of the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009, which was effective January 1, 2010.  “Approval to operate” means that the school is deemed to be in compliance with state standards as set forth in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009.  For more information, please call the Bureau at (888) 370-7589 or visit the website at http://www.bppe.ca.gov.

The curriculum of Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery is approved by the Medical Board of California, the state 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 is a non-profit educational organization legally registered in Idaho and California. Nizhoni is approved by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) public charity and donations are tax deductible. Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery provides a professional education for midwives who will promote maternal, infant and family health for the communities they serve. In addition to specialist midwifery knowledge and skills, midwives share common knowledge with practitioners of nursing, obstetrics, perinatology, behavioral health and complementary medicine. Midwives are expected to exemplify personal and professional accountability and promote and protect informed consent and the practice of evidence-based midwifery care.