Ten Steps in Establishing a Nurse-Midwifery Service/Private Practice: FOR THE NURSE-WIDWIFE WHO'S LOOKING FOR A JOB IN THE SYSTEM

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  • Sandi Dietrich C.N.M.

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    1. Sandi Dietrich worked as a staff nurse-midwife for the Southeastern Regional Council In the Development of Nurse-Midwifery from 1975–1977. Presently, she is an Instructor in the Nurse-Midwifery Education Program at the University of Mississippi.
      Address correspondence to: Sandi Dietrich, P.O. Box 4243, Jackson, Mississippi 39216.
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Address correspondence to: Sandi Dietrich, P.O. Box 4243, Jackson, Mississippi 39216.

ABSTRACT

Most nurse-midwives find that getting an education is the most important part of becoming a nurse-midwife. In actuality this represents only about fifty percent of the effort required, the remaining fifty percent involving the problems of seeking and securing employment that is other than temporary in nature. The following is a look at the source of the many common problems in establishing a nurse-midwifery service and a discussion of some recommended solutions.

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