Bridget O. Akin-Otiko


To arrest and reverse the avoidable and unacceptably high maternal, newborn and child morbidity and mortality indices, professional midwives are the preferred prototype first level providers of maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) services.  With the increasing fields of specialization in nursing, there is the need to stimulate and sustain nurses’ interest in midwifery as a field of specialization, and encourage midwife presence in different care settings. MNCH nursing is a critical element in achieving the universal health coverage agenda.


The Department of Maternal, Neonatal & Child Health Nursing (MNCHN) was established on 1st August, 2018 under the Faculty of Nursing Science. It is charged with the responsibility of coordinating all the learning experiences required by undergraduate and postgraduate students offering courses in maternal, neonatal and child health nursing specialties. It shall prepare undergraduates for the professional examination and consequent registration and licensure with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN) as Registered Midwives (RM), to practice in Nigeria.

Currently the Department collaborates with the other three Departments in the Faculty to run the BNSc   programme for post UTME and direct entry candidates.


The polyvalent degree programme has a midwifery component. In future, the Department will run postgraduate programmes and short courses in MNCHN towards enhancing MNCH in Nigeria and globally. The proposed clinical specialist tracks in the Department include: Prenatal Care; Expectant Family Care; Intra and Post-Partum Care; Neonatal Nursing; Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing; Community Midwifery; Programming for Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health (RMNCH); and Family Planning.


In accordance with the overarching goal of the University and the Faculty of Nursing Science, the main objective of the Department is to promote high quality education, service and research in reproductive, maternal, neonatal and child health nursing. The specific objectives of the Department are:

1.   To prepare professional midwives for expert maternal, neonatal and child health nursing (MNCHN) services in different healthcare settings

2.   To provide professional nurses with opportunities for advanced professional development in different areas of MNCHN through responsive midwifery education

3.   To support grassroot midwifery practice and contribute to the Universal Health Coverage agenda through due consultation and collaboration with relevant government and non-governmental agencies on MNCH issues, locally and globally.

4.  To promote research for evidence-based midwifery practice and reforms, towards further improving maternal, newborn and child morbidity and mortality indices in Ondo State; and by extension, in the country and globally.



Bachelor of Nursing Science Degree (BNSc)


Dr. Bridget Omowumi Akin-Otiko

Qualification: MPH, Ph.D, RN, RM, RNE, FWACN

Designation: Lecturer I


Modupe Motunrayo Adamolekun 


Designation: Lecturer II


Maternal, Neonatal and child Health Nursing Department

University of Medical Science

Odosida Campus Ondo City

Ondo State.


University of Medical Sciences

Laje Road, Ondo City, Ondo State, Nigeria.
PMB 536. E-mail: info@unimed.edu.ng
Tel: +234-706-957-3618, +234-905-826-3636