3. Becoming a midwife: A study of our alumni

May 5, 2018 @ 00:00 – 01:00 UTC Timezone
Room 1, Big Blue Button

Speaker: Jean Patterson

Facilitator: Hazel Keedle

Recording: Check HERE

Jean PattersonThe move from student to health professional can be challenging. Graduates from our Bachelor of Midwifery programme complete a blend of face to face, online and practice placement learning. In a 3 year graduate survey completed in 2015 almost all students said they felt well prepared for beginning midwifery practice.

The aim of this current research was to ask our graduates about their experiences when beginning midwifery practice, and how well they perceived the programme had prepared them to meet their particular challenges in the workplace.

Becoming a midwife requires an adjustment from student to autonomous practitioner. This study provides insights from the perspective of practicing midwives as to the components of their study that prepared them to make this transition.