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The Latent Phase: Recapping the Series

By Stephanie Tillman, CNM, MSN

Meeting students and new graduates at last week’s Annual Meeting was absolutely inspiring, and I was so proud of my profession as I listened to the paths new midwives have chosen within midwifery and beyond. The eloquent individuals who presented the Student Report (which will be available in the upcoming Summer issue of Quickening) to the Board and members of ACNM at the Business Meeting discussed their desire to have more support from the College in transitioning to the first year of practice. If you are one of the many who have recently graduated, are looking for work, and are transitioning to the first year of practice, here is a list of the topics that I, along with Barbra Elenbaas in the ACNM Communications Department, created to best serve students seeking this information. Since January, we have been thinking of what topics would best serve the newest midwives learning to walk and talk the profession. Feedback is always welcomed on what topics should be covered, so please feel free to leave comments here and on Facebook. We would love to hear what pressing issues we should cover next!

Transitioning Into the Second Oldest Profession

Navigating the Midwifery Certification Exam

Evidence and Experience

Space, Place, and Histories

Finding Your Dream Job

Landing It

Flexibility For Any Position

Certification, Licensure, and Maintenance, Oh My!

From Student to Saveur, and the Argument for Hiring New Grads

Walking and Talking the Profession at the Annual Meeting

Stephanie Tillman is a recently-graduated Nurse-Midwife now practicing full-scope midwifery in the urban United States, at a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and as a member of the National Health Service Corps (NHSC). With a background in global health and experience in international clinical care, the impact of public health and the broader profession of midwifery are present in all her thoughts and works. Stephanie's blog, Feminist Midwife, discusses issues related to women, health, and care. Find out more at and follow her on Twitter at @feministmidwife.

Posted By Barbra Elenbaas | 6/6/2013 3:19:44 PM



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