Katherine Camacho Carr received a BSN from Loyola University of Chicago, an MS and certificate in nurse-midwifery from the University of Illinois, and a PhD in nursing science from the University of Washington. She is currently faculty and distance learning coordinator for the State University of New York at Brooklyn Midwifery Education Program and a nurse midwife at Highline Midwifery and Women's Health in Seattle, Washington. She has also served as faculty for the Institute of Midwifery, Women and Health/Philadelphia College and the Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing, Community-Based Nurse-Midwifery Education Program.
Creating Off-Campus/Distance Learning Courses For Midwifery Education: A Brief Introduction
Article first published online: 30 DEC 2010
1999 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Nurse-Midwifery
Volume 44, Issue 1, pages 57–74, January-February 1999
How to Cite
Carr, K. C. (1999), Creating Off-Campus/Distance Learning Courses For Midwifery Education: A Brief Introduction. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, 44: 57–74. doi: 10.1016/S0091-2182(98)00078-0
- Issue published online: 30 DEC 2010
- Article first published online: 30 DEC 2010
Midwifery education is undergoing a curriculum revolution that is reflective of current trends in other fields. Distance learning programs have developed in response to these changes. This article provides an overview of a student-centered transactional educational model, discusses the role of faculty as midwife-teachers, and reviews the factors influencing technology decisions for distance education. Curricular structure is discussed and ideas for learning activities are presented to assist faculty considering the development of off-campus, distance learning courses.