Midwifery Course


Training midwives for the mothers and children of Miyazaki

The role of midwives is to assist in regular childbirth; provide meticulous care during the pregnancy, postpartum, and puerperium periods; and offer consultation and support for breastfeeding and childcare amid increasingly sophisticated and complex obstetric care technologies. This is an extremely important role for the people of Miyazaki Prefecture to be able to give birth and raise their children with peace of mind.

Education in the Special Course in Midwifery aims to nurture high-quality, practical midwives who are professionals with close ties to the community. Furthermore, as part of the role of the Prefectural Nursing University, we are enhancing career education to meet the needs of continuing education.

Students completing the program have included graduates of the bachelor’s program, graduates of nursing training schools, and working adults with nursing qualifications. The vast majority of those completing the midwifery program have found employment within Miyazaki Prefecture. We are grateful for the warm guidance provided by the instructors at the base hospitals in the perinatal care network, clinics/hospitals, midwifery hospitals, and city halls in Miyazaki Prefecture which enable graduates to successfully complete their midwifery training.

We continue to consider effective practical training in collaboration with training facilities and the university while paying attention to maternal and child health and medical care in Miyazaki Prefecture.

Philosophy & Educational Objectives

Educational Philosophy

We train midwives rich in humanity and practical skills to contribute to the welfare and maternal and child health and medical care in Miyazaki.

Educational Purpose

The program aims to develop human resources with a rich humanity based on the sanctity of life, cooperativeness to work and collaborate with other professions, and in-depth and advanced professional knowledge and skills. As midwives, graduates will contribute to the improvement of medicine, welfare, people’s health, and maternal and child health as well as to the development of midwifery science.

Educational Objectives

  1. Develop the ability to diagnose and care for pregnant women, postpartum mothers, and newborns, as well as develop the professional judgment and practical skills to respond appropriately in the event of an abnormality.
  2. Cultivate the ability to acquire and practice advanced specialized knowledge and skills to provide ongoing support to women throughout their lives.
  3. Nurture the ability to provide support for health maintenance and promotion based on the lives of mothers, children, and families in order to improve community, maternal, and child health care.
  4. Foster the ability to cooperate, coordinate, and collaborate with specialists in fields related to maternal and child health, medical care, and welfare.
  5. Instill a rich sensitivity for understanding based on a foundation of ethics as a midwife and the ability to form interpersonal relationships.
  6. Develop the ability for constant improvement as a midwife and to contribute to the development of midwifery.




April Entrance Ceremony
Classes start
May—June Classes & Training
July—August Midwifery practicum I, II, III, IV
(4 weeks: Pregnancy, Labor, Puerperium, Infancy)
August Summer break
September—December Midwifery Practicum I, II, III, IV, V
(7 weeks: Pregnancy, Labor, Puerperium, Infancy)
(2 weeks: Midwifery Business Management)
(1 week: Community Maternal & Child Health)
December Winter break
January Continuing case presentations
February National qualification examination
Research presentations
March Graduation