Mona T. Lydon-Rochelle is assistant professor in the Department of Family and Child Nursing, School of Nursing and adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Health Services, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.
MIDWIFERY EDUCATION ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: TRANSITIONS TO THE WORKPLACE
Article first published online: 24 DEC 2010
2002 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health
Volume 47, Issue 1, pages 50–55, January-February 2002
How to Cite
Lydon-Rochelle, M. T., Kantrowitz-Gordon, I., Tower, M. J. “., Trego, L. and Lagerberg, R. (2002), MIDWIFERY EDUCATION ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: TRANSITIONS TO THE WORKPLACE. Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health, 47: 50–55. doi: 10.1016/S1526-9523(01)00215-X
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- Issue published online: 24 DEC 2010
- Article first published online: 24 DEC 2010
A snapshot of four graduates’ views on their educational experience at a research institution as well as their perspective on how it prepared them for the challenges they faced in entering the workplace is presented. Discussants stated that research knowledge is a critical aspect to clinical practice. Their educational experience provided them with the ability to understand information technology applications, identify and access relevant scientific research, evaluate the integrity and comparability of research findings, and apply research findings to clinical practice. Areas within the curriculum that were identified as needing more content and/or greater emphasis included primary health care, how to work competently and effectively with persons from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, and racial and ethnic backgrounds, experience with public health providers, and content such as intimate partner violence and adolescent behaviors.