Objectives of the Midwifery Program
The major objective of the midwifery program is to prepare midwives who are able to provide effective and appropriate primary, secondary, and tertiary care to improve the health of women, newborns, and families in various settings. The program also prepares graduates to function independently among the health care team.
Upon completion the requirement of the Midwifery program graduates will be able to:
1. Integrate theories from nursing, midwifery, and other disciplines to guide clinical practice and influence health policy.
2. Demonstrate proficiency in critical thinking and the translation of research evidence into safe, competent, high quality, and evidence-based midwifery practice.
3. Manage the care of women throughout the life span and their newborns by utilizing the midwifery management process.
4. Function independently within an interprofessional framework to provide high quality midwifery care that is equitable, ethical, accessible, and respectful of human dignity, individuality, and diversity.
5. Participate in a health care leadership role in collaboration with professional colleagues to maintain, reformulate, or refine systems of health care that are effective, efficient, and responsive to the needs of individuals and families with emphasis on women and infants.
6. Demonstrate strong professional identity as midwife characterized by formal education, self and peer evaluation, lifelong individual learning, the appropriate use of technology, and the development and application of research to guide ethical and competent midwifery practice.