CNMs/CMs and midwives as used herein refer to those midwifery practitioners who are certified by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) or the ACNM Certification Council, Inc.; midwifery refers to the profession as practiced in accordance with the standards promulgated by the ACNM.
MIDWIFERY EDUCATION MODELS: A Contemporary Review
Article first published online: 31 DEC 2010
1998 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Nurse-Midwifery
Volume 43, Issue 5, pages 351–357, September-October 1998
How to Cite
Johnson, P. G. and Fullerton, J. T. (1998), MIDWIFERY EDUCATION MODELS: A Contemporary Review. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, 43: 351–357. doi: 10.1016/S0091-2182(98)00035-4
- Issue published online: 31 DEC 2010
- Article first published online: 31 DEC 2010
Midwifery education has a rich tradition of blending innovation with educational methods that have demonstrated their value to the profession. Examples of innovations that have influenced midwifery education include the use of the asynchronous modular system, the development of distance methodologies, and most recently the use of computer and telecommunications technologies to mediate education. This study was designed to explore trends in approaches to the education of midwives in both traditional and distance education programs. Program directors were surveyed and interviewed to assess their degree of instructional synchrony, their use of distance modalities, and their predominate methods of curriculum presentation. Results of the survey suggest that programs are using a variety of these approaches to educate their students. Decisions to integrate new educational technologies appear to be based on institutional values, community resources, and student needs.