Transition to Practice for Newly Qualified Midwives in the Netherlands

de Jong, E. & Kool, E., 25-Apr-2019, Starting life as a midwife: An international review of transition from student to practitioner. Springer Nature, p. 167-179 13 p.

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In the Netherlands newly qualified midwives (NQM) have to work in practice, without formal mentorship and support. Midwives are fully qualified, autonomous medical professionals when they complete their bachelor’s degree. Dutch NQM depends on informal support systems, mostly provided by colleagues and peers. NQMs seem to initiate informal support by themselves. For primary care NQMs, colleagues are sometimes employers and therefore not always safe for deliberating their questions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStarting life as a midwife
Subtitle of host publicationAn international review of transition from student to practitioner
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-93852-3
Publication statusPublished - 25-Apr-2019


  • Dutch NQMs Midwifery-led care Legislation Autonomy Informal support Colleagues Peers

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