1Donna Scheideberg received her nurse-midwifery certificate at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She earned her master's degree in maternal-child public health from the University of North Carolina and her doctorate in family and child ecology from Michigan State University. She is the coordinator of nurse-midwifery at the University of Missouri-Columbia, an associate professor in nursing at the Sinclair School of Nursing, and an assistant professor in clinical obstetrics with the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine.
SERVICE-LEARNING WITHIN A MIDWIFERY CURRICULUM
Version of Record online: 30 DEC 2010
1999 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Nurse-Midwifery
Volume 44, Issue 2, pages 151–153, March-April 1999
How to Cite
Scheideberg, D. (1999), SERVICE-LEARNING WITHIN A MIDWIFERY CURRICULUM. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, 44: 151–153. doi: 10.1016/S0091-2182(98)00068-8
- Issue online: 30 DEC 2010
- Version of Record online: 30 DEC 2010
Service-learning entwines community work/volunteerism with midwifery academic instruction, taking the student outside the traditional clinical realm and placing the experience into community-based projects. These projects draw on academic principles, public/community health, liberal arts, and hands-on delivery, enticing the student to delve deeper into the lives of the women and families they will be serving. Service-learning directs the student to fully embrace the midwifery philosophy as espoused by the American College of Nurse-Midwives. The experiences of the nurse-midwifery students at the University of Missouri-Columbia are described to show the depth and variety of service-learning as it reflects the scope of well woman care. © 1999 by the American College of Nurse-Midwives.