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Midwifery program

About the Program:

The College of Nursing at Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University offers a midwifery program. The midwifery program focuses on acquiring knowledge derived from women's social, psychological and physical theories and concepts, supported by linking information grounded on evidence-based midwifery. The program is distinguished as it provides intensive clinical training. In addition, the program offers training in the laboratories at the College of Nursing and virtual laboratories at the Simulation Center. All of these achieve the program's vision and mission in preparing qualified, scientific, professional and research-proficient midwives to provide health care for women, based on scientific and professional standards, to contribute to the quality of services of the midwifery profession and meet the community's needs.


The duration of the Bachelor's degree in the Midwifery program is five years. The program begins with direct admission to the foundation year of health colleges at the university, in which the foundation year for health colleges contains some of the introductory courses in midwifery. Then the student moves to specialization courses and ends the program with a 12-month field training. Accordingly, the student obtains the Bachelor of Science in Midwifery degree, with the job title Midwife Specialist.


The program also has an optional primary exit point (Sigma program) after the student completes the first two years of the program, after which the student needs to complete a six-month field training. Accordingly, the student obtains the Diploma in Midwifery, with the job title Midwife Technician.



  • Diploma in Midwifery
  • Bachelor of Science in Midwifery


Study System: ​

The study system is annual. The student will study a full academic year, as in Article no. (6) of the Undergraduate Study and Examination Regulations and its implementation of rules at Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University, where the registration of students for the academic divisions is confirmed from the beginning of registration.


Study Language:

Students shall study all college and specialization requirements in the English language, except for the Arabic language and Islamic culture courses taught in Arabic.


​ Learning outcomes of the midwifery program:

  1. 1.    Apply acquired knowledge and skills in Midwifery professional practice.
    2.    Communicate effectively with woman, family and interdisciplinary health care team.
    3.    Comply with ethical, legal and moral standards related to midwifery practice.
    4.    Apply concepts related to evidence-based practice and research in the midwifery field.

Career opportunities:

A graduate of the midwifery program obtains career opportunities in:

- Governmental or private hospitals.

- Ministry of Health.

- Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics.

- Primary health centers for women.

- Home health care for women.

- Academic field.

- Participate in research in the field of midwifery.


Study Plan:

Soon to be announced. 

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