The Institution, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Kafanchan, was first established in 1977 by the then Kaduna State Government, as School of Midwifery, Kafanchan. The sole aim then was to address the problem of shortage of middle level manpower in the Health sector through the training of Midwives. Thus, the school dedicated itself to the training of qualified Midwives for the Health sector of the economy.
In 1987, following the creation of Katsina State out of former Kaduna State, the Kaduna State Government saw the need to have its own School of Nursing. The Government then applied to the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria, the regulatory body that controls standards of Nursing and Midwifery training in the country, for the establishment of a School of Nursing at the site of the already existing School of Midwifery, Kafanchan, Kaduna State.
In May 1989, the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria gave a provisional approval for establishment of the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Kafanchan. In 1990, the School was upgraded to a full-fledged College of Nursing and Midwifery, the first of its kind in the Northern part of the country.
The College was established by Kaduna State Government, under a law No. KDS No. 2 of 1999 – Kaduna State School of Nursing and Midwifery Edict, 1998. This law is undergoing review.
The Mission of the college is to up-hold, promote and maintain the ethics and standards of Nursing Education and Practice in the context of the Nigerian society.
To produce Highly Trained, Disciplined Nurses and Midwives that will meet the health needs of the society.