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On the second semester of this academic year 2015/2016 College of Nursing – Riyadh commenced the first postgraduate program. 7 students represent the first batch in Master of Science in Nurse-Midwifery.
Dr. Haya Al-Fozan, Dean of College of Nursing, emphasized this program was one of the college goals that we were seeking to achieve. Graduates are certified nurse-midwives who are responsible and accountable as primary health care providers to women throughout their life cycle and newborns. They are expected to practice within a health care system that provides for consultation, collaboration or referral as indicated by the client’s needs.
The nurse-midwifery is a 2 year master degree program with specialization in midwifery. Students must complete 54 credit hours to be awarded the master in nurse-midwifery. This includes course work as well as clinical rotation work with a preceptor in a variety of subspecialty-related settings and submission of master thesis.