Oct 4, 2010 11:50 AM by Letitia Walker
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The community college in Lafayette plans the first degreed midwife training program in Louisiana and four nearby states.
South Louisiana Community College dean Annette Accomando tells
The Advocate that the program could begin as early as January if it
wins fall approval from the regional accrediting agency.
The college's proposal says there's no certified midwifery
program in Mississippi, Arkansas, Georgia or Alabama. It says the
closest certified program is part of the doctor of nursing program
at Baylor University.
The Board of Regents gave conditional approval in August for an
associate degree in applied science in midwifery. The college will
seek accreditation from the Midwifery Education Accreditation
Council and approval from the Louisiana State Board of Medical