History


The School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences with its rich history, is a distinguished nursing school among all nursing schools in Iran and in the region. It is situated in one of the oldest university campuses at the heart of Tehran, next to Imam Khomeini Hospital. Established in 1936, it is proud of its history of more than 70 years of nursing education and its pioneering position in nursing and midwifery research. The nursing education program in the school began as a two-year hospital based diploma then expanded to a three-year Bachelor's degree program in nursing. Furthermore, it steadily developed over the years and included a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs. the history of this gradual improvement is as follows: a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in nursing and midwifery (1963), a Master of Science degree in nursing (1975), a Master of Science degree in midwifery (1988), a Master of Science degree in anesthesia (1989), a PhD in Nursing (1999), a PhD in Reproductive Health (2006), and Continuing Education in Nursing and Midwifery (2007), a Master of Science degree in Critical Care Nursing (Adult) (2008), a Master of Science degree in NICU (2009)and a Master of Science degree in Geriatric Nursing (2011). Today, there are more than 747 undergraduate and graduate nursing and midwifery students and 83 academic faculty members. The influence of this school in virtually all national and regional nursing and midwifery events is undeniable.