Millennial midwifery: Online connectivity in midwifery education

Sadie Geraghty, Angela Bromley, Angela Bull, Mpho Dube, Cindy Turner

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Abstract

Aim: The aim of this study was to explore graduate midwives’ experiences of completing a Bachelor of Midwifery online theory course and how that experience led to preparation for practice and future employment as a midwife.

Methods: This study used a questionnaire, with the core research design having a quantitative component using open-ended questions, via the use of an electronic platform.

Results: The main themes emerging from the data that the graduates considered important issues were flexibility, isolation and lack of support.

Conclusion: Course completion, experience of online learning/preparation for practice, and recommendations for improvement were identified as areas of importance for graduates of the online midwifery theory course.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-31
Number of pages6
JournalNurse Education in Practice
Volume39
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2019

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