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BNS Midwifery Course, Bachelor of Midwifery Science

The Bachelor program of Nursing Science in Midwifery is about a health profession in Nursing. The midwives deal with care for women during pregnancy, labor, and the postpartum period, as sexual and reproductive health care to women, and all through their lives. The knowledge of this program will help to reduce neonatal morbidity and the rate of mortality. In Nepal, this program is a four-year undergraduate degree and offered from recognized academic institutions of medical and nursing fields of study and research.

Overview

This program will encompass specialized education and training for Antenatal, Intrapartum, and Postnatal care. This program aims to create educated and professional nurse midwives who have the skills, adaptability, and resilience to provide care to pregnant women, support the delivery journey, and post-birth care to women who are in the transformative phase in their lives.

The areas where Bachelor of Nursing Science in Midwifery provides knowledge for Midwifery positions are:-

  • Antenatal
  • Intrapartum
  • Postnatal Care
  • Obstetrics risks
  • Community Midwifery
  • Global and International Health
  • Advanced Midwifery Techniques
  • Research and Development
  • Education and Leadership

Presently, there is an increasing availability of this program across various universities and educational institutions in Nepal.

Bachelor of Nursing Science in Midwifery studies is targeted to those women who have received Certified Nurse Midwife, Midwifery practice, community health, and hospital-based midwifery level achievements. They can confidently advocate and protect women's health during all situations of labor, delivery, and birth from their knowledge and experience professionally. You can study Bachelor of Nursing Science in MidWifery from the following Universities and bodies in Nepal:

  • Tribhuvan University
  • Kathmandu University
  • Patan Academy of Health Sciences (PAHS)
  • Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (KAHS)
  • National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS)
  • BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS)

General Information

The Bachelor of Midwifery Science program typically spans three years. However, it's important to note that the KU BNS Midwifery program extends to four years, representing an exception to the standard duration. The comprehensive framework and structure of this degree can be viewed through the tabular presentation provided below.

University Duration (in Years) Number of Colleges Number of Seats Fees (NPR)
TU 3 1 30 518000
KU 4 1 30 500000
BPKIHS 3 1 25 500000
NAMS 3 1 20 1085000
PAHS 3 1 20 518000
KAHS 3 1 10 -

Objective of BNS Midwifery

The objectives of the study in the Bachelor program of Nursing Science in Midwifery program for the students are:-

  • Production of competent multi-skilled graduates in nursing and midwifery training institutions.
  • Provide equitable and accessible health services to individuals, families, and community.
  • Offer respectful, flexible, and anticipatory care for newborn babies and mothers to give a safe birth with good medical supervision.
  • To be able to seek collaboration with other health professionals to save the newborn, the mother and family need to give birth and delivery.
  • Eliminate any unscientific and harmful cultural practices which are taboos for women and childbearing families.
  • To enhance the maternity care workforce in Nepal.

Eligibility for BNS Midwifery

Must have completed Certificate level/Diploma in Nursing with at least 50 percent marks and be registered in Nepal Medical Council.

Scope of BNS Midwifery

The main job of Midwives nurses is to give safe delivery to mothers and help to give birth and medical attention to the newborn child. It seeks improvisations in maternal care, health, and disease or infection prevention, and safe delivery in rural and remote areas.

Features of job positions from degrees of Bachelor of Midwifery graduates in Nepal are the following in hospitals, clinics, birth centers, etc.

  • Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM)
  • Researcher
  • Clinical Coordinator
  • Maternal-Child Health Advocate
  • Public Health Specialist
  • Staff and Home Birth Midwife
  • Lactation Consultant
  • Maternity Unit Manager
  • Quality Improvement Specialist
  • Global Health Midwives and
  • Registered Nurse
  • Military midwives
  • Midwives administrator
  • Midwife in telehealth
  • Educator or Lecturer

Requirements for BNS Midwifery

Entrance Exam

  • Prospective students must pass the entrance examination and should secure a minimum of 50 percent marks in the Medical Exam Common Entrance Exam at the Bachelor level.

For admissions the documents required are:-

  • Certificates of academic qualification, academic transcripts SEE, Plus2, Diploma, PCL, and
  • Character certificates.
  • SLC/SEE certificate or its equivalent.
  • A copy of their citizenship card or passport.
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  • The admit card for the entrance examination.
  • Any documents submitted for reservation purposes.
  • A certificate of equivalence for students who possess certificates from foreign institutions.
  • Registration certificate with Nepal Nursing Council.

Scholarship:-

In accordance with Rule 20 of the National Medical Education Rules, 2077, the allocation of scholarship seats at the undergraduate level for the Government of Nepal will be distributed as follows:

  1. 55 percent of the seats will be assigned through open competition.
  2. 45 percent of the seats will be distributed based on specific categories as indicated below:-
  • Female candidates: 33%
  • Dalit candidates: 9%
  • Adivasi janajati candidates: 15%
  • Khas Aryan candidates: 17%
  • Madhesi candidates: 12%
  • Tharu candidates: 4%
  • Muslim candidates: 2%
  • Candidates from the Backward community: 4%
  • Disabled candidates: 2%
  • Families of martyrs, families of disappeared persons, families of injured warriors, and conflict victims: 2%