The Council for Nursing and Midwifery (NMC) has a broad mandate of setting standards for the profession of nursing and midwifery. They receive more than two thousand newly qualified midwives and nurses each year, and are responsible for developing the national code of practice and behaviour. The code is intended to guide nursing and midwifery professionals in their practice and to protect patients and the public. The new NMC code of conduct is available here.
The World Health Organization has been involved in nursing and midwifery since 1948. Despite their small numbers, the global organization’s commitment to public health makes them crucial in providing health care and ensuring that society has access to safe, quality care. In 2011, the WHO adopted the PRISMA statement, which identifies and evaluates high-quality evidence for clinical practice. The journal also includes articles on the nature of nursing and midwifery, the population groups they target, and the main outcomes and components of effective nursing and management.
Nurse midwifery program
Students can earn an MSN in two to four years, depending on their prior education and experience. The MSN in nurse midwifery program can take two to four years to complete. Most MSN programs are available online and on campus. Hybrid programs are often designed with working nurses in mind, and classes are held at night or on weekends. The coursework will involve a great deal of clinical training, and students should expect to spend a large portion of their time in clinical practice.