NIZHONI INSTITUTE OF MIDWIFERY

Raising the Standards of Midwifery

San Diego, CA   |  www.nizhoniinstitute.edu

Mission

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. Through academic study, individual and group inquiry, and clinical education, students develop midwifery expertise and critical reasoning skills and are prepared as graduates to offer safe, competent, and compassionate midwifery care and leadership in every setting. Nizhoni currently serves Southern California.

Ruling year info

2008

Executive Director

Ms Claudia Beth Breglia LM, CPM

Main address

3944 Murphy Canyon Road Suite C-200

San Diego, CA 92123 USA

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EIN

32-0131849

NTEE code info

Vocational Technical (B30)

Family Services (P40)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The World Health Organization estimates a shortage of 35,000 trained midwives. Midwifery care provided by culturally appropriate trained midwives has been shown to affect the health and lives of women, babies, and new families. In a time of unconscionably high maternal and infant mortality rates, it is imperative that the midwifery labor force be increased. A result of the Covid-19 pandemic has been increased awareness of midwifery care and community birth, with more families choosing to avoid hospitals for their births. Trained midwives are needed now more than ever.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Midwifery Education

Provides direct-entry midwifery education to increase the number of well- trained midwives serving as an essential element of comprehensive health care for women, pregnant and birthing people, and their families.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Families

Where we work

Awards

MEAC Accredited School 2013

Midwifery Education Accreditation Council

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Nizhoni's aim is to improve health and birth outcomes by educating and training diverse, well qualified midwives who are dedicated to providing current, relevant, and clinically appropriate care through the art and science of midwifery.

Nizhoni is committed to creating a diverse workforce in which every community has racially and culturally congruent midwives available.

Nizhoni will continue to attain full accreditation through our accrediting agencies, state and nationally. We will enlist community leaders to keep us current on the needs of our communities, the latest updates in national healthcare and best practices and invite members of the student body, faculty and administration to further develop our curriculum.

We provide a 3 year full-tuition scholarship to a student of color in every incoming cohort through our Grand Challenge Scholarship Program.

Nizhoni completes annual accreditation reports and submits documentation as required by our accreditation agencies. Our faculty consists of practicing midwives and our curriculum is updated regularly to ensure our students are learning the latest in evidence-based care.

We have accomplished our accrediting goals and maintained them. We have accomplished educating and assisting 53 women of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds to become licensed primary care providers. We have granted 5 full and one half scholarships to students of color in the last 4 years.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Nizhoni regularly uses student feedback to make changes to curriculum and identify exceptional faculty. We recently added a Student Representative of Color to ensure the needs of our diverse community are being met. Currently, we are reviewing and updating our Policies and Procedures for preceptors based on student feedback.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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NIZHONI INSTITUTE OF MIDWIFERY

Board of directors
as of 1/22/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr Brent Keime

We Love Acupuncture

Term: 2018 -

Care Messer

Birth Education Center of San Diego

Stephanie Libs

Care of Life San Diego

Laura Dougherty

Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

Maral Shabak

Tourmaline Collective

Vicki Hedley

Seventh Moon

Gerri Ryan

San Diego County Midwives

Marla Hicks

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/22/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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