Midwives provide care of women across the lifespan, including during pregnancy and the postpartum period, and well-woman care and birth control.
This higher diploma program in midwifery nursing offered at the Catherine McAuley Nursing School aims at imparting the skills required to operate as a midwife nurse in Kenya.
Midwifery education is based on a theoretical foundation in the health sciences as well as clinical preparation, which focuses on knowledge, judgment, and skills, and that incorporates appropriate medical consultation, collaborative management or referral.
This Midwifery program offered at the Catherine McAuley Nursing School provides an education with a sound foundation in health science theory and clinical preparation in primary health care for women and newborns.
The program objectives focus on the following components of midwifery care: professional responsibilities, midwifery management process, primary health care, the childbearing family–including pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum period, care of the newborn–and the family planning and gynecologic needs of women. The program strives to foster critical thinking in the students and cultural sensitivity and awareness in all aspects of the curriculum.
Graduates of this midwifery program will be able to: