Janice Keller Kvale received a bachelor of science in public health nursing from the University of Minnesota, a master of science in nursing and nurse-midwifery education from Catholic University of America, and a doctor of philosophy from Case Western Reserve University. She has been involved in midwifery education for over 15 years. Currently, she is director of The University of Texas Collaborative Nurse-Midwifery Education Program located on Galveston Island in the Gulf of Mexico, Galveston, Texas.
USING IMAGERY FOR ROLE TRANSITION OF MIDWIFERY STUDENTS
Article first published online: 27 JAN 2011
2000 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health
Volume 45, Issue 4, pages 337–342, July-August 2000
How to Cite
Hunter, L. P., Kvale, J. K. and Romick, P. (2000), USING IMAGERY FOR ROLE TRANSITION OF MIDWIFERY STUDENTS. Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health, 45: 337–342. doi: 10.1016/S1526-9523(00)00004-0
- Issue published online: 27 JAN 2011
- Article first published online: 27 JAN 2011
The University of Texas Collaborative Nurse-Midwifery Education Program uses various strategies to facilitate transition from competent nurse to graduate student and then to beginning midwife practitioner. Guided imagery is the mainstay of the strategies used throughout the five semesters of the program. Proactive intervention facilitated by a nurse-counselor takes place in a group, supported as needed by individual counseling. The principles of psychosynthesis and role theory are the theoretic foundations for the intervention. Evaluation of the intervention indicated that it was received enthusiastically by most students.