Department of Midwifery was established in the faculty of Nursing in September
2002 with two programs: the two-year BSc-bridging
program and the four-year direct entry bachelor
of midwifery program. In the BSc-bridging program, licensed practicing
midwives have the opportunity to enhance and upgrade their theoretical and
clinical skills. In the direct entry baccalaureate program, students are
educated and trained in acquiring basic theoretical and clinical midwifery
skills in order to provide quality health care to women, newborns, infants and
their families as well as reproductive health services during the different
periods of the life cycle. Both programs entitle the graduate to hold a BSc in
Midwifery, the first ever in the history of Jordan.
The department has 2 associate
professors, 1 assistant professor , and one full-time
lecturer as faculty members. Additionally, there are three clinical
instructors who assist the faculty members in training midwifery students in
clinical settings, one of them has a higher diploma degree in midwifery.