Difference B/W Basic Midwifery & Post-Basic Midwifery Programmes

Differences Between Basic Midwifery and Post-Basic Midwifery Programmes in Nigeria Midwifery Institutions - Read also All you Need to Know Concerning the Basic Midwifery and Post-Basic Midwifery Programmes in Schools of Midwifery in Nigeria.

Due to many questions from our readers through our various contact channels regarding to the above mentioned question, we have decided to clarify all Midwifery aspirants and candidates based on this popular question on the Difference between Basic Midwifery and Post-Basic Midwifery Programmes in many Schools of Nursing and Midwifery in Nigeria.


Before we begin with the Difference Between Post-Basic Midwifery Programmess we will like to briefly explain all you need to know concerning the Basic Midwifery & Post-Basic Midwifery Programmes ranging from their duration, eligibility, admission requirements e.t.c. Kindly continue to read the contents below to get the full information concerning the topic Post-Basic Midwifery Programmes.

 

A. BASIC MIDWIFERY PROGRAMME (ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW)

This is a 3 years, 6 semesters Basic General Midwifery programme, approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN). It is designed to train students on practical midwifery skills and gives them the knowledge and clinical experience they need to become a Registered Midwife (RM). Registered Midwife (RM) provides support, care and advice before, during and after pregnancy, labour and postpartum (after birth) period; this care includes preventative measures, the promotion of normal birth, the detection of complications in mother and child, the accessing of medical care or other appropriate assistance and the carrying out of emergency measures. Registered Midwife (RM) also conducts births and provide care for the newborn and the infant. They also provide family planning and preconception care as well as conduct prenatal exams and order tests.

Registered Midwives (RM) can work in any Tertiary Healthcare Institutions (e.g National Hospital, Federal Medical Centers etc), Secondary Healthcare Institutions  (e.g General Hospitals), Primary Healthcare Institutions,  (Primary Health Care, Comprehensive Health Care) and Maternal and Child Hospitals in the world.

 

Admission Requirements

  • Candidates must possess at least five (5) credits at not more than two (2) sittings including English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics in WAEC, NECO and/or NABTEB. Combination of WAEC/WAEC, NECO/NECO, WAEC/NECO is acceptable. NABTEB cannot be combined with WAEC or NECO or another NABTEB. If candidate will use NABTEB, she must have all the required 5 credits in it.
  • Qualified candidates will be required to write an Entrance Exam to be conducted by their respective Schools or College.
  • Candidates successful at the Entrance Exam will be invited for an interview to be conducted by their respective Schools or College.
  • Candidates successful at the interview will be offered provisional admission into Basic General Midwifery programme.
  • Candidates admitted into the Basic General Midwifery Programme will undergo intensive training/lecture in Basic Sciences, Nursing and Midwifery Courses for six months. Thereafter an Introductory Examination  for the First Semester will be conducted.
  • Only successful students at the Introductory Exam will be Indexed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria and the unsuccessful students will be withdrawn.

 

B. POST-BASIC MIDWIFERY PROGRAMME (ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW)

This is an 18 months, 3 semesters programme approved by Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN). It is ideal for those who are already Registered Nurses and are looking to start a career in midwifery.

Students will be trained on practical midwifery skills and will acquire the knowledge and skills and gain the clinical experience they need to become a Registered Midwife (RM). Registered Midwife (RM) provides support, care and advice before, during and after pregnancy, labour and postpartum (after birth) period; this care includes preventative measures, the promotion of normal birth, the detection of complications in mother and child, the accessing of medical care or other appropriate assistance and the carrying out of emergency measures. Registered Midwife (RM) also conducts births and provide care for the newborn and the infant. They also provide family planning and preconception care as well as conduct prenatal exams and order tests.

Registered Midwives (RM) can work in any Tertiary Healthcare Institutions (e.g National Hospital, Federal Medical Centers etc), Secondary Healthcare Institutions (e.g General Hospitals), Primary Healthcare Institutions (Primary Health Care, Comprehensive Health Care) and Maternal and Child Hospitals in the world.

 

Admission Requirements

  • Candidates must possess at least five (5) credits at not more than two (2) sittings including English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics in WAEC, NECO and/or NABTEB. Combination of WAEC/WAEC, NECO/NECO, WAEC/NECO is acceptable. NABTEB cannot be combined with WAEC or NECO or another NABTEB. If candidate will use NABTEB, he/she must have all the required 5 credits in it.
  • Candidates must be a Registered Nurse with current practicing licence.
  • Qualified candidates will be invited for an interview to be conducted by the College.
  • Candidates successful at the interview will be offered provisional admission into Post Basic Midwifery programme.
  • Admitted students will be indexed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.

 

Difference Between Basic Midwifery & Post-Basic Midwifery Programmes

  1. BASIC Midwifery programme is 3 years while POST BASIC Midwifery programme is 18 months.
  2. BASIC Midwifery programme is for Secondary Schools leavers with at least 5 credits including English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics while POST BASIC Midwifery programme is for Registered Nurses.

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