Same...same but different: Expectations of graduates from two midwifery education courses in Australia

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Show simple item record Hammond, A Gray, J Smith, R Fenwick, J Homer, CS 2012-02-10T06:09:18Z 2011-08
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Clinical Nursing, 2011, 20 (15-16), pp. 2315 - 2324
dc.identifier.issn 0962-1067
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract Aims and objectives. To identify the expectations and workforce intentions of new graduate midwives from two different pre-registration educational courses at one Australian university. Background. In Australia there are two different educational pathways to midwifery qualification, one offered for registered nurses, commonly at a postgraduate level and the other for non-nurses, at an undergraduate level. The knowledge about midwifery graduates in general is reasonably limited and there is no specific research that examines the similarities and differences between graduates from the two different courses. Design. A cross-sectional design was used. Method. Data were collected by questionnaire from both undergraduate and postgraduate midwifery graduates in 2007 and 2008 at one Australian university. Data were analysed using descriptive statistics. Results. Almost all the graduates from the two different pre-registration courses intended to enter the midwifery workforce with both groups rating the factors that influenced this decision similarly. There were, however, significant differences in graduates age and their intention to work part time. Their views of their ideal roles and subsequent uptake into formal new graduate transition programmes differed. Graduates from the two courses also reported philosophical differences regarding their concepts of job satisfaction and ways their jobs could be improved. Conclusions. The graduates from the two different courses showed sufficient significant differences to warrant consideration in current workforce planning for midwifery. Relevance to clinical practice. The factors that influence the career decisions of new graduate midwives can positively impact educational and workforce planning. The findings may be able to help inform strategies to address turnover and attrition in midwifery. © 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
dc.language eng
dc.relation.hasversion Accepted manuscript version en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2011.03774.x
dc.title Same...same but different: Expectations of graduates from two midwifery education courses in Australia
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Journal of Clinical Nursing
dc.journal.volume 15-16
dc.journal.volume 20
dc.journal.number 15-16 en_US
dc.publocation Malden en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 2315 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 2324 en_US FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.conference The Sixth International Conference on Internet and Web Applications and Services
dc.for 1117 Public Health and Health Services
dc.personcode 995146
dc.personcode 995095
dc.personcode 044296
dc.personcode 108181
dc.personcode 030611
dc.percentage 100 en_US Public Health and Health Services en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US en_US 2011-03-20
dc.location.activity WOS:000292744900022 en_US
dc.location.activity St Maarten, The Netherlands Antilles
dc.description.keywords Australia
dc.description.keywords Expectations
dc.description.keywords Midwifery
dc.description.keywords Midwifery education
dc.description.keywords New graduate
dc.description.keywords Nurses
dc.description.keywords Nursing
dc.description.keywords Workforce intentions
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Health
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Health Services and Practice Research
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Students
utslib.copyright.status Open Access 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
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utslib.collection.history General (ID: 2)

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