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Pre registration midwifery education

Creating good habits: making reflection the norm

A previous article in this series (Power et al, 2018) discussed ‘Becoming a midwife’, an innovative e-module that was introduced at the University of Northampton to support student midwives'...

Changemaker: Preparing student midwives for employability, qualification and beyond

The role of higher education institutions is not only to ensure that student midwives meet the requirements of the European Union (EU) Directive 2005/36/EC and Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)...

Beyond Brexit: Cross-border collaborations in pre-registration midwifery education

In June 2016, the UK's European Union (EU) referendum resulted in 519% of the electorate voting to leave Leaving the EU will have wide ranging social, legal and constitutional implications including...

Active blended learning for clinical skills acquisition: innovation to meet professional expectations

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)'s draft framework for nursing and midwifery education states that a programme of study will only be approved if ‘students are empowered and provided with the...

Life after death: The bereavement midwife's role in later pregnancies

Milton Keynes University Hospital offers a bespoke antenatal care pathway to women who have suffered a previous loss, by offering care led by their community midwife at their GP's surgery or being...

Courage, commitment and resilience: Traits of student midwives who fail and retake modules

A previous article considered the relevance of Hunter and Warren's (2013) findings to pre-registration midwifery education, and whether student midwives were adequately prepared to deal with the ever...

Pre-registration midwifery education: Do learning styles limit or liberate students?

Pre-registration midwifery education not only prepares students to be competent and confident on registration, it is also the start of their journey as lifelong learners in order to ensure their...

What does studying research methods have to do with practice? Views of student midwives and nurses

The Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001 created the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), whose primary function is to establish standards of education, training, conduct and performance for nurses and...

University midwifery societies: Support for student midwives, by student midwives

On starting their programme of study, student midwives are generally highly motivated and optimistic about their journey into their chosen profession However, there is evidence to suggest the...

Working together to implement a Pre-Qualifying Skills Passport in Wales: Report of a pilot project

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has stipulated a series of rules, standards and guidelines to underpin and regulate midwifery practice in the UK (NMC, 2012; 2015) These guidelines set out the...

Teaching about obesity: Caring, compassion, communication and courage in midwifery education

Higher education institutions (HEIs) are tasked with equipping newly qualified midwives with the skills, knowledge and understanding they need to care for pregnant women This includes being able to...

Clinicians in the classroom: The consultant anaesthetist

The midwife is the lead professional in low-risk maternity care and the coordinator of care in complex cases where a multi-professional approach is required (Power, 2016) Caesarean sections now...

Clinicians in the classroom: The matron

This article is the last in a series exploring expert clinicians' participation in teaching pre-registration midwifery students in the classroom setting It will consider sessions facilitated by Paula...

Clinicians in the classroom: The consultant midwife

Safer Childbirth: Minimum Standards for the Organisation and Delivery of Care in Labour (Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists et al, 2007) recommended the recruitment of at least one...

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