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    Quote Originally Posted by maria02 View Post
    I might add that there are DEM's in Australia with 10+ years experience who have immigrated from the UK.

    So maybe it was one of them flapping around like a headless chook...who knows. Just sayin'.


    My little munchkin due May 2012! So to keep me busy till then, I'm learning how to use my iPhone.
    Meh either way flapping around like a headless chook is not the way to go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by babylover111 View Post
    Has anyone done their mental health placement?
    Yes. I did mine a few months ago with a CAT team and really enjoyed it! Not what I want to do at all, but it taught me a lot that I can use in midwifery and am glad that I did it. FWIW, I also really enjoyed my aged care/rehab placement and learned a lot that I can use there too!

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    Good grief! What a can of worms!

    Well? I am just about to embark on my 3 years of DEM. Nursing isn't my field of interest, however, after I have completed BMid then I may do my RN because there are attitdues out there, and this thread proves it, that seem to think I wont be qualified enough.

    A RN full time degree is 3 years.
    A BMID full time degree is 3 years.

    So 3 years studying lots ond lots of topics if you're doing nursing, or 3 years studying pregnancy, birth and antenatal care, it's issues, complications etc etc.......BMid is a specialised degree.

    I have been the subject of ridicule by some 'older' generation nurses- telling me I wont be qualified, wont get a job, no one will want me at their birth because I wont be qualified- what do these people think I will be doing for 3 years?
    And then I have have midwives (I used to be a doula) older and younger, be nothing but supportive, telling me wonderful DEM is etc etc.
    I've found those that seem to feel threatened are more negative.

    I dont understand the 'im more knowledgeable than you' arguement. It's stupid. Instead of worrying about that how about we all put our heads together, combine our knowledge, work together and ensure the best possible outcome for these mothers and their babies?

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    "I dont understand the 'im more knowledgeable than you' arguement. It's stupid. Instead of worrying about that how about we all put our heads together, combine our knowledge, work together and ensure the best possible outcome for these mothers and their babies?"

    And so say all of us Roopee.

    It will get there in the end I am sure. All changes in all areas of society take a bit of time and tweaking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kewok View Post
    "I dont understand the 'im more knowledgeable than you' arguement. It's stupid. Instead of worrying about that how about we all put our heads together, combine our knowledge, work together and ensure the best possible outcome for these mothers and their babies?"

    And so say all of us Roopee.

    It will get there in the end I am sure. All changes in all areas of society take a bit of time and tweaking.
    Yep- and considering how popular the course is, with more and more Uni's offering it every year, then it seems to be the way forward doesn't it. So these people who are dead against it (I'm not talking about those that question or challenge- that is perfectly fine as long we are all prepared to listen and accept the other point of view), I'm talking those who are rude and refuse to see that the degree can only be a GOOD thing (with teething issues I am sure).

    I'm studying at Newcastle, I had to a program called Open Foundation to see if I could get the entrance rank first. The University entrance rank was 92.01% the first year it was offered there (2011 was the first intake) and it went up to 94.45%.

    I had to get 94.45% to be offered a place- they took the top 40 applicants out of an extremely wide area (quite a few hundred kilometres)- it's not a degree that any one can get into- to achieve an ATAR of 94.45% you need to have demostrated some level of commitment to study, some level of intelligence and a pretty high level of determination and drive to succeed.

    These DEM's have not just 'fallen' into their professions, they have CHOSEN to study this- a lot of us are mature aged students (now I feel OLD) who have probably been wanting to do this for as long as they can remember.

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    Thankyou Roopee for your positivity, good luck with your career!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roopee View Post
    Good grief! What a can of worms!

    Well? I am just about to embark on my 3 years of DEM. Nursing isn't my field of interest, however, after I have completed BMid then I may do my RN because there are attitdues out there, and this thread proves it, that seem to think I wont be qualified enough.

    A RN full time degree is 3 years.
    A BMID full time degree is 3 years.

    So 3 years studying lots ond lots of topics if you're doing nursing, or 3 years studying pregnancy, birth and antenatal care, it's issues, complications etc etc.......BMid is a specialised degree.

    I have been the subject of ridicule by some 'older' generation nurses- telling me I wont be qualified, wont get a job, no one will want me at their birth because I wont be qualified- what do these people think I will be doing for 3 years?
    And then I have have midwives (I used to be a doula) older and younger, be nothing but supportive, telling me wonderful DEM is etc etc.
    I've found those that seem to feel threatened are more negative.

    I dont understand the 'im more knowledgeable than you' arguement. It's stupid. Instead of worrying about that how about we all put our heads together, combine our knowledge, work together and ensure the best possible outcome for these mothers and their babies?
    I just know I'm going to live hanging out with you on this journey, you're awesome!

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    Hi crunchie,

    did you you ever find out what Stat score UTS requires? Ive also been trying to find out as a mature age applicant.....

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    Hi Hannahan sorry i havr t bern on here for a while , i didnt find out as i havent applied yet!!! I an pregnant again!!! But let me know how you go


 

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