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STUDENT TO NURSE-MIDWIFE ROLE TRANSITION PROCESS Smoothing the Way

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  • Lauren P. Hunter CNM, MS,

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    • Lauren P. Hunter is an assistant clinical professor in the department of reproductive medicine at University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. she received a baccalaureate degree in nursing from the University of Colorado, a master of science degree from the University of Arizona, and a certificate in nurse-midwifery from the University of Utah. She is currently the associate director of the nurse-midwifery education program at UCSD.

  • Jill E. Bormann PHD, RN, CS,

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    • Jill E. Bormann is the psychosocial coordinator of the nurse-midwifery program at UCSD School of Medicine. She received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota; a master of science degree in psychiatric nursing from the University of Texas in Austin; and a Gestalt therapy certificate in La Jolla, California. She received a PhD in nursing at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, in 1995.

  • Vanda R. Lops DNS(C), CNM, MSN

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    • Vanda R. Lops is an associate clinical professor in the department of reproductive medicine at UCSD School of Medicine. She received a baccalureate degree in nursing from Hunter College, and a master of science degree in nursing and certificate in nurse-midwifery from New York Medical College. She is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of San Diego and director of the nurse-midwifery education program at UCSD.


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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this article is to describe how the graduate-level nurse-midwifery education program at the University of California, San Diego, has operationalized the nursing concept of role transition for nurse-midwifery students. A theoretical background of role transition is presented. Specific strategies used to facilitate role transition are discussed. Evaluation of the current strategies in use are presented.

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