Quality in Nursing and Midwifery (NuMIQ) is a research focus area within the Faculty of Health Sciences of the North-West University.

There is global concern about the quality of nursing and midwifery care, as well as the work environment of nurses. The focus of NuMIQ's research is placed on themes aimed at improving the quality of nursing and midwifery through research to promote excellence in teaching-learning, clinical practice, community engagement, innovation and leadership.

A high value is currently placed on the development of a competent nursing workforce and the resultant effect on practice. We recognise that the translation of research evidence in practice will greatly contribute to the alignment of activities in research and practice in order to improve quality.

The research focus area Quality in Nursing and Midwifery (NuMIQ) was officially established on 1 January 2013 and started its activities on 1 April 2013. 

Prof Welma Lubbe was appointed as the Director of NuMIQ in June 2022.