The Faculty of Health's School of Nursing and Midwifery
will be running open sessions for adult nurses interested in becoming midwives.
The events, to be held in Norwich and Kings Lynn in April and May, will give prospective midwives the chance to find out more about the university’s Postgraduate Diploma Midwifery course.
The full-time salaried course will run its second intake in October, providing a shortened route for registered adult nurses to become midwives.
Students on the course will spend 60 per cent of their time on clinical placements, allowing them to gain competence in a range of practice areas for antenatal, labour and postnatal experience. They will also spend time in sick neonate and neonatal intensive care environments. Students will also have the opportunity to follow three personal cases as part of their learning experience from the woman’s initial booking through to her transfer of care to the health visitor.
The course contains six modules, three which focus on Public Health and Normality, Complex Care and Holistic Practice via a range of learning activities such as seminars, skill-based workshops and lectures. Meanwhile placement learning takes place via three Professional Practice modules within the maternity services at either the Queen Elizabeth Hospital or the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (students are able to choose their preferred base for placements).
Course leader Julie Lindsay, from the School of Nursing and Midwifery (NAM) at UEA, said: “If you would enjoy working in partnership with women and their families, are comfortable in a mixture of primary and acute care environments, enjoy a diverse range of activities within your day and enjoy practising in an interdisciplinary context, then midwifery may well be able to offer what you are looking for in your career. Come and find out more by talking to us at one of our open events!”
Open sessions will take place on April 20 and May 12 in the university’s Edith Cavell Building on campus, and on April 22 and May 13 at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn. The course starts on October 25, 2010.
To find out more about the course, request an information pack and application form, or book a place on one of the open sessions please email firstname.lastname@example.org