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Creating Off-Campus/Distance Learning Courses For Midwifery Education: A Brief Introduction

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  • Katherine Camacho Carr CNM, PhD, FACNM

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    • 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.


Katherine Camacho Carr, CNM, PhD, 902 17th Avenue East, Seattle, WA 98112–3924.

ABSTRACT

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.

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