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LEARNING LEADERSHIP: STUDENTS'EXPERIENCES OF A MIDWIFERY MENTORING PRACTICUM

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  • Cecilia A. Dirks CNM, MSN/MPH,

    1. The authors were students enrolled in the MSN/MPH dual degree program in the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, at the time the article was written. Elizabeth S. Sharp, CNM, DrPH, FAAN, FACNM, was the faculty member who directed the leadership practicum.
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  • Marisabel Gouverneur RN, MSN/MPH,

    1. The authors were students enrolled in the MSN/MPH dual degree program in the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, at the time the article was written. Elizabeth S. Sharp, CNM, DrPH, FAAN, FACNM, was the faculty member who directed the leadership practicum.
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  • Lisa McCullum CNM, MSN/MPH,

    1. The authors were students enrolled in the MSN/MPH dual degree program in the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, at the time the article was written. Elizabeth S. Sharp, CNM, DrPH, FAAN, FACNM, was the faculty member who directed the leadership practicum.
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  • Elizabeth S. Sharp,

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    1. The authors were students enrolled in the MSN/MPH dual degree program in the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, at the time the article was written. Elizabeth S. Sharp, CNM, DrPH, FAAN, FACNM, was the faculty member who directed the leadership practicum.
      Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Emory University School of Medicine, 69 Butler St., SE, 4th floor, Atlanta, GA 30303.
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  • Catherine McGovern CNM, MSN/MPH,

    1. The authors were students enrolled in the MSN/MPH dual degree program in the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, at the time the article was written. Elizabeth S. Sharp, CNM, DrPH, FAAN, FACNM, was the faculty member who directed the leadership practicum.
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  • Janna Melsness CNM, MSN/MPH,

    1. The authors were students enrolled in the MSN/MPH dual degree program in the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, at the time the article was written. Elizabeth S. Sharp, CNM, DrPH, FAAN, FACNM, was the faculty member who directed the leadership practicum.
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  • Suzanne Saunders CNM, MSN/MPH

    1. The authors were students enrolled in the MSN/MPH dual degree program in the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, at the time the article was written. Elizabeth S. Sharp, CNM, DrPH, FAAN, FACNM, was the faculty member who directed the leadership practicum.
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    • The authors participated equally in the preparation of the manuscript, and, therefore, are listed alphabetically.


  • 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.

Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Emory University School of Medicine, 69 Butler St., SE, 4th floor, Atlanta, GA 30303.

ABSTRACT

A leadership mentoring practicum is described wherein nurse-midwifery students are placed with leader/mentors at the state, regional, and national levels of organizations. Logs are kept by the students and discussions at student-faculty seminars focus on linking leadership theory to observations of leadership qualities and behaviors in the mentors. A profile of a “composite leader” derived from the students'experiences is presented.

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