Iran University of Medical Sciences- School of Nursing & Midwifery
School of Nursing & Midwifery

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The Nursing School of the Iran Medical Center was established in 1975 by virtue of the decisions made by the selected commission of the 103rd Assembly of the Higher Education Development Council to B.S., M.S., and Ph.D nurses. It became operational in September 1976 by admitting students for the M.S. program for the first time in Iran. In 1986 and after merger of several institutes of higher education, the oldest of which being Firoozgar Higher Education Institute of Nursing (founded in 1965), the School of Nursing and Midwifery officially became operational.  In 1989, it received the approval for starting the M.S. program for Midwifery and, since 1990, began admitting students in this field. Since 1999, upon receiving the approval for starting the Ph.D. program of Nursing and admitting students in this program, it expanded its educational and research activities in order to promote the level of knowledge in society. 

The School of Nursing and Midwifery of Iran University of Medical Sciences is among the most active nursing and midwifery schools in Iran, and its graduates are among the top graduates in the entire country, holding high-level managerial, educational, and therapeutic positions. Publishing the first nursing and midwifery journal receiving the approval of the Journals Commission of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education, and establishing the first nursing research center receiving agreement in-principle are among the numerous honors held by this school. The School of Nursing and Midwifery of Iran University of Medical Sciences has received the first national award of Shahid Motahhari Educational Festival as well as the first prize of Organizational Excellence. In terms of international cooperation, this School has had close cooperation with the Karolinska Institute (Sweden), the University of Utah (USA), and the University of Tokyo (Japan).

The basic qualifications of this School include high-quality nursing and midwifery education as well as the effective and appropriate application of educational technologies. These qualifications support the mission, perspective, and values of the School. They are also in line with the University's mission with regard to research based on health and treatment needs in the domain of nursing and midwifery.

Members of the Board of Directors in addition to the School's Strategic Monitoring Committee and department heads are in charge of revising the School’s strategic plan. The School has four key committees and councils, including the Board of Directors, Education and Research Council, and Graduate Education Council.

Following Iran University of Medical Sciences, this School was merged with Tehran University of Medical Sciences in 2010. On September 17, 2013 and with the verdict of the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution headed by President Dr. Hassan Rouhani, the School of Nursing and Midwifery was reborn upon the complete separation of Iran University of Medical Sciences from Tehran University of Medical Sciences.

The rebirth of the School began with the entrance of over 500 students in B.S., M.S., and Ph.D programs. Currently, this School admits nursing students in the subspecialties of Internal-Surgical Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatric Nursing, Social Health, and disciplines of Intensive Care, Neonatal Intensive Care, Geriatrics, and Perfusion Technology. It also admits midwifery students in subspecialties of Medical Jurisprudence, Midwifery Education, Community-Oriented Midwifery, Midwifery Management, and Mother and Child Health. It will soon establish the discipline of reproductive health with the help of professors and Ph.D. students. 

Contact Information

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Postal Address:
Rashid Yasemi Street, Vanak Square, Vali-e Asr Street, Tehran, Iran​
Tel: (+98 21) 8888288​, (+98 21) 88882886​

Fax Number: (+98 21) 88201978
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