Otago Polytechnic

Associate Professor Jean Patterson is presenting on the topic Becoming a midwife: A study of our alumni.



The 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.

Jean is also facilitating some of the other presentations online. See the full programme of presentations here.



Published on 12 April 2018

Orderdate: 12 Apr 2018
Expiry: 06 May 2018