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School of Nursing & Midwifery at a Glance:

A brief history:

In 1915, the first Nursing Institute was established by a group of American missionaries in Urmia. Three years later, a group of students graduated from the Institute. During the First World War, the school moved to Tabriz. Later, in 1926, the Institute was reestablished in Urmia. In 1987, the Institute was renamed and restarted as the School of Nursing & Midwifery of Urmia University of Medical Sciences.

 Urmia Nursing and Midwifery School has been known as one of the most active nursing and midwifery colleges in the country. The outstanding resources of the school provide students with a unique opportunity to develop and grow in the nursing profession. Its graduates are working in high managerial, educational and therapeutic positions all over the country. Nursing and Midwifery Journal and establishment of the first patient safety research center has been one of the major honors of this school.

Having educated nurses for more than hundred years, we deliver a student-centered education grounded in contemporary nursing and healthcare standards as well as real-life family experiences and patient needs. Our highly-experienced faculty, state-of-the art simulation lab and range of unique clinical settings, provide exceptional learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom.



Educational Excellence:

The school offers comprehensive programs in nursing and midwifery, blending theoretical knowledge with practical skills. The faculty, comprised of experienced practitioners, fosters a learning environment that emphasizes both technical proficiency and compassionate care. Students gain hands-on experience in clinical settings, preparing them for the diverse challenges of healthcare.


Community-Centric Approach:

The School of Nursing and Midwifery adopts a community-centric approach, recognizing the vital role nurses and midwives play in public health. Graduates are equipped not only with clinical skills but also with a deep understanding of community health dynamics, contributing to preventive care and health promotion.


Future Prospects:

Looking ahead, the School of Nursing and Midwifery envisions expanding its impact. Plans include strengthening ties with healthcare institutions, promoting research in nursing and midwifery, and embracing technological advancements in healthcare education. The school's potential lies in its ability to produce skilled professionals who contribute to the well-being of individuals and communities.

In summary, both the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Urmia University of Medical Sciences have rich histories, emphasize educational excellence, contribute to medical research, and hold promising potentials for future growth and impact in the ever-evolving field of healthcare.


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