How to manage your clinical portfolio for midwifery

Written by Clare Sandy, current Bachelor of Midwifery student Your portfolio – that huge document you get in 1st year and you wonder if you’ll ever complete it. If you’re not an organised person, the portfolio can be a real challenge. So here’s some tips on how to get more organised with your portfolio to makeContinue reading “How to manage your clinical portfolio for midwifery”

Night shifts: Getting through & how to prepare

Written by Ingrid Vennonen, Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry) graduate (2017) Does the thought of night shifts make you feel uneasy and stressed? They did for me – until I worked out how to conquer them. As a nurse, the typical night shift starts at 9:30 pm till 7:30 am the following day. Night shifts are generally longerContinue reading “Night shifts: Getting through & how to prepare”

Breast is best for mum and baby

Written by Ingrid Vennonen, Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry) graduate (2017) It’s World Breastfeeding Week! Let’s celebrate by learning some interesting benefits to mum and baby. Evidence shows breast milk is the best nutrition a mother can offer their baby. For babies which can be breastfed, there are numerous health benefits, both physiological and mental. Benefits to Mum:Continue reading “Breast is best for mum and baby”

Going rural

Written by Clare Sandy, current Bachelor of Midwifery student Ever wondered what it would be like to work in a rural setting? In your 3rd year of the Bachelor of Midwifery course, you will have the opportunity to go on an (optional) rural placement. Applying for rural placement The Clinical Practice Unit (CPU) at UTSContinue reading “Going rural”

How to stand out from the crowd

Written by Clare Sandy, current Bachelor of Midwifery student Before you know it you’ll be in your final year of your course, getting ready for your interview to secure a New Graduate job. So what can you do to stand out from the crowd and secure that New Graduate role? Take a job as anContinue reading “How to stand out from the crowd”

Tips for your first clinical placement

Written by Clare Sandy, current Bachelor of Midwifery student Your first clinical placement is a milestone in your studies – it’s exciting and scary at the same time. You may start thinking: “Will I remember what I’ve learnt in class?” “Will the staff be nice to me?” “What will I do on placement?” Here’s someContinue reading “Tips for your first clinical placement”

Reflections of a Student Midwife

Written by Betty Holland, current Bachelor of Midwifery student This Saturday, the 5th of May, is the International Day of the Midwife, a day to celebrate midwives across the world. What a magical job. What a challenging job. To guide new lives into the world. To reassure expectant mothers. To make a very real and tangible difference.Continue reading “Reflections of a Student Midwife”

Nursing, travel and babies

By Olivia Day – current Bachelor of Nursing student About me I was born in West Virginia, USA to a nurse (my mother) and a neurosurgeon (my father). Dad was offered a job in Wollongong, Australia, when I was around four years old, so my family made the decision to leave our little town inContinue reading “Nursing, travel and babies”

“Tofli, Jasadi”: My Child, My Body

Infant Feeding beliefs and practices of Arabic mothers in Australia By Amanda Rehayem UTS:Midwifery students Rachel, Judy and Amanda (Source: Anna Zhu) The theme of World Breastfeeding Week in 2016 focuses on how breastfeeding encourages us to think about how to value our well-being from the start of life, how to respect each other and careContinue reading ““Tofli, Jasadi”: My Child, My Body”