Nurse Midwifery is a one year diploma program with a total of 38 credit hours of course work. The Program is based on a theoretical foundation in the health sciences of women and newborn care as well as clinical preparation, which focuses on knowledge, judgment and skills that incorporate appropriate medical consultation, collaborative management or referral.

The Nurse-Midwifery Program educates students to become competent midwives and leaders with a clinical focus on the reproductive and primary healthcare needs of women and neonates.

The Program is designed to prepare highly competent midwives in accordance with the standards established by the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) to provide prenatal care, labor and delivery management, postpartum care, well-woman gynecologic care, and primary health care to essentially normal, healthy women and to care for normal newborns.

The increasing demand for midwifery services throughout the country and the region has created practice opportunities within a variety of clinical settings in government and private hospitals and health centers.


Detailed Study Plan

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The objectives of the Midwifery Program are to produce graduates who will:

  • Have a successful career in the field of midwifery in a range of clinical settings.
  • Practice within a legal and ethical framework, acknowledging the impact and responsibility of legal and ethical issues on the role of the midwife.
  • Communicate effectively with women, families, communities and team members.
  • Foster a positive approach to life-long, independent learning.
  • Promote and sustain change and allow effective management of high quality care.
  • Contribute to the discipline of nurse-midwifery through scientific inquiry.
  • Play an active role in promoting public health, working in respectful partnership with professional and communities in the public sector and voluntary agencies.
  1. Provide comprehensive, culturallyacceptable, and evidence based midwifery care to women, new-borns, families and communities at all levels of care in a variety of settings.
  2. Provide health teaching and anticipatory guidance in the area of childbirth preparation, preparation for parenthood, family planning and newborn care.
  3. Apply interpersonal and communication skills to care for diverse populations of women and their families.
  4. Demonstrate professionalism and integrity, and work within agreed professional, ethical and legal frameworks and processes to maintain and improve standards of care.
  5. Critically analyze research findings and apply best evidence to midwifery practice.
  6. Contribute to the advancement of nurse-midwifery through awareness and involvement in factors affecting health policy, professional education, and the health care delivery system.
  7. Safeguard the public and be responsible and accountable for safe, family-centered, evidence-based midwifery practice.
  8. Participate actively in professional growth and development for self and others
  1. Associate Diploma / in Nursing with CGPA 2.00/4 or equivalent.
  2. Minimum one year of clinical experience.
  3. Proficiency in English with a minimum score of 400 in the TOEFL or 4.5 on the IELTS.
  4. Bahraini Nursing License.