Title

Millennial midwifery: Online connectivity in midwifery education

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Nurse Education in Practice

Publisher

Elsevier

School

School of Nursing and Midwifery / Centre for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Services Research

RAS ID

29567

Comments

Originally published as: Geraghty, S., Bromley, A., Bull, A., Dube, M., & Turner, C. (2019). Millennial midwifery: Online connectivity in midwifery education. Nurse education in practice, 39, 26-31. Original publication available here

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.

DOI

10.1016/j.nepr.2019.07.008

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