First bachelor’s degree in midwifery course in Saudi Arabia launched

on 15 June 2020

A course which is thought to be the first bachelor degree in midwifery in Saudi Arabia has been launched at the Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University (PNU).

Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University has launched a 5-year midwifery degree course which will be divided: a foundation year, 3 years off-course and an intern year.

The course has been created to encourage women’s education in the country and contribute to the Saudi Vision 2030 of empowering Saudi Women in all sectors.

The work to build the course was done through a committee formed by the College of Nursing, consisting of a number of specialists. It will be supervised by the University’s Vice Rectorate for Educational Affairs.

The College of Nursing has prepared the programme in accordance with local and international standards, including the American Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME).

Dr Samira AlSinani, the Dean of the College of Nursing at PNU, said it is hoped the course will provide midwives who can meet the community’s needs and contribute toward the quality of the midwifery profession.

The course is supported by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialities due to the need for midwives.

PNU currently offers bachelor degrees in Nursing Sciences and Masters Advanced Nursing Practice (general) in partnership with Dublin City University.

Source: QS Wow News