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The Latent Phase: Maintaining your License, Crunching the Numbers

By Stephanie Tillman, CNM, MSN Understanding the specific requirements needed to maintain your midwifery license, including continuing education, is a numbers game. Here is how I have come to understand the system, and keep track of seemingly complex requirements in a clear fashion. Just when I thought I had all the numbers crunched in my list of certification, licensure, and maintenance requirements, I learned the true depths to which the numbers-game of maintenance goes: I encountered...

Posted 3/21/2014 4:41:14 PM
 

The Latent Phase: Finding your first impression

By Stephanie Tillman, CNM, MSN Lost for words when introducing yourself as a new midwife? Stumbling over the explanation of your recent role change while simultaneously trying to instill confidence in your care? Here are a few suggestions for how to make the best first impressions with clients and coworkers. “Are you sure you’re a midwife? You don’t half look young.” - Ingrid “Don’t worry Ingrid. You’re quite safe.” - Jenny Lee - Call the Midwife, Season 1 Episode 2 I remember in...

Posted By Barbra Elenbaas | 1/15/2014 1:21:55 PM
 

A New Way Forward

by Ginger Breedlove, CNM, PhD, ARNP, FACNM, ACNM President As the year ends, we often reflect on the highlights as well as the challenges we’ve faced, while looking forward to the new opportunities. In my first 6 months as President of ACNM, I quickly learned that I had not fully realized the extent of my role until the day I took office, when questions, requests, and travel obligations began to emerge in rapid-fire succession. I’m not sure anyone can fully prepare for this whirlwind pace....

Posted By Barbra Elenbaas | 12/20/2013 12:39:36 PM
 

Completing Midwifery School and Transitioning Into the First Year of Practice

By Stephanie Tillman, CNM, MSN I am so thankful to have been invited to participate in this year’s ACNM Student Issues Section (SIS) as a new graduate member. One of the main reasons I joined the SIS is to work toward finding the most effective ways to help students optimize training in the last semesters of midwifery school and transition to the first year of practice. Since January of this year I have been serving that purpose by writing for Midwife Connection. Through my blog series “...

Posted By Barbra Elenbaas | 10/29/2013 1:58:53 PM
 

The Latent Phase: Mind the Gap

By Stephanie Tillman, CNM, MSN Wondering what final experiences to squeeze in before being sent out on your own? Here’s a starter list of opportunities to ask your instructors and mentors for so it’s easier for you to bridge the gap between student and independent provider. In my final months of midwifery training, I decided I needed to step up my game. I couldn’t quite put my finger on what they were, but I knew there must be a few hidden gaps in the transition from advanced student t...

Posted By Barbra Elenbaas | 10/8/2013 6:14:47 PM
 
 

 

 



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