Fall semester started this week. I am starting ANOTHER year of nursing school. I am trying to remember back to when I began this journy in January 2008. Would I have started nursing school if I knew I would be a student in
This semester I am teaching an online class. This is my first fully online course, though I have worked in hybrid courses. It has me thinking about the online and distance education options available to aspiring midwives. Of course I decided to
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The Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health published an article about a program utilizing student nurse-midwives as volunteer doulas. I’ve seen programs similar to this, using nursing students or midwifery students. The program in the article combined the use of community doulas
I hope this has been an interesting, and educational, month for you. We talked about what you need to know to be a midwife, and how your life goals will dictate what type of midwifery education you should pursue. We explored the
After making all the other considerations and decisions necessary to define your midwifery path, you will probably be faced with a test for midwifery certification. The idea of competency testing has never bothered me personally, quite possibly because I am a good
I wanted to take a few minutes to talk about credentialing and licensing – the reason for all the letters at the end of a name. It isn’t always easy to understand how the whole process works, especially when you are just looking into
No matter what type of midwifery training you pursue, you will work with preceptors. Some programs require you to find your own preceptor — which can be nearly impossible in some regions. Other programs assign students to preceptors — which means you
Last time we talked about questions you need to ask to determine if international training is right for your midwifery path. Today I want to give you some questions to ask as you consider the possibility of distance learning programs.