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Midwifery Program at Bangor University Retains UNICEF Accreditation

Midwifery Program at Bangor University Retains UNICEF Accreditation

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Midwifery Program at Bangor University Retains UNICEF Accreditation

Bangor University‘s School of Medical and Health Sciences’ midwifery program has maintained its UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI) accreditation, making it the only midwifery program in Wales to do so.

Sheila Brown, Lead Midwife for Education, and her team at the School of Medical and Health Sciences are passionate about the Baby Friendly Initiative, which supports education around infant feeding and relationship-building between mother and baby.

Key Takeaways:

  • Bangor University’s midwifery program is the only one in Wales to maintain UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI) accreditation.
  • Students will finish with a solid foundation of evidence-based knowledge with this BFI University Accreditation.
  • With approximately 100 students enrolled in the three-year curriculum, the university’s midwifery department is well-regarded.

With BFI University Accreditation, students will graduate with a solid foundation of evidence-based knowledge about breastfeeding.

The university’s midwifery program is well-regarded, with over 100 students now enrolled in the three-year program, which includes an opportunity to study aspects of the program in Welsh.

Under this program, students learn how the midwife seeks to optimize maternal and newborn health and the childbirth experience for all women and their families.

The midwifery program at Bangor University can make a significant contribution to the enhancement of public health in Wales and beyond by ensuring that future midwives graduate with strong knowledge and skills.

Bangor University receives up to 400 applications each year for the 30 to 40 midwifery positions.

The university has a vibrant Student Midwife Society (BUSMS), which has raised funds for local charities and organized, managed, and hosted an “All Wales Student Midwives” conference.

More about the program

The School of Health Sciences offers a three-year full-time Bachelor of Midwifery (Hons) degree that leads to registration with the UK Nursing and Midwifery Council as a midwife (NMC).

Bangor University’s midwifery program presently begins in September each year and runs for 45 weeks with seven weeks of paid annual leave.

Following an initial block of a theory, clinical placement experiences, which account for about half of learning, will introduce students to the role of the midwife in both the community and the hospital setting.

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