"A midwife is a person who, having been regularly admitted to a midwifery educational programme, duly recognized in the country in which it is located, has successfully completed the prescribed courses or studies in midwifery and has acquired the requisite qualifications to be registered and or regally licensed to practice midwifery.”

“Obstetrical nursing, also called prenatal nursing, are currently pregnant, or are recently delivered. Obstetrical nurses help provide prenatal care and testing, care of patients experiencing pregnancy complications, care during labor and delivery, and care of patients following delivery. Obstetrical nurses work closely with obstetricians, midwives, and nurse practitioners."


  • To teach students concepts and principles of midwifery and obstetrical nursing.
  • To help them to acquire knowledge and skills in rendering nursing care to normal and high risk pregnant women during antenatal , natal and post natal periods in hospitals and community settings.
  • To recognize the trends and issues in midwifery and obstetrical nursing.
  • To describe the management of women during postnatal period.
  • To elaborate the assessment and management of normal neonate.
  • To describe indicate, dosage, action and nursing responsibilities in the Administration of drugs used for mothers.
  • To appreciate the importance of family welfare programme and describe the methods of contraception and role of nursed in family welfare programme.