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Difference Between Registered Nursing (RN) and Registered Midwifery (RM)

Difference Between Registered Nursing (RN) and Registered Midwifery (RM)
A midwife after a delivery
In a plain language, Registered Nurse (RN) is the award or certificate given to a 3-year trained professional nurse at a school or college of Nursing. Whereas, Registered Midwifery (RM) is an additional qualification to RN which is achieved after another 1 or 2 years of further studies in Nursing and midwifery.

Achieving Registered Nursing (RM)

Schools or colleges of nursing are usually administered by a University Teaching Hospital (UTH). Such hospitals will admit school cert holders and groom them for health care services in a three-year basic nursing course. After the successful completion of the programme with the hospital final exams, the trained nurses will be awarded RN. They are hence qualified to work in any hospital both home and abroad.


This RN gives such nurses the recognition to apply for Bsc Nursing in any university of their choice through JAMB Direct Entry which gives 200 level admissions into Nursing instead of 100 level for those who had not passed through nursing training.

Achieving Registered Midwifery (RM)

After completing RN, some nurses prefer adding another qualification called RM in order to be equivalent to their Bsc Nursing counterparts. Here they are trained further in generally health care services and most specially in child delivery (midwifery).

Possessing both RN and RM way give you an edge in job and career advancement but it’s usually recognized as being inferior to Bsc Nurse – that will possess three certificates instead. The three certificates for a university graduate of nursing are: RN, RM and Bsc (degree) Nursing.

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