Here I am, after my first 4 weeks of hospital placement that, I've to say, flied so fast!
The excitement of my first uniform, the anxiety on the night before my first day and all the little precious and unforgivable rewards and objectives achieved (& mistakes done!)
Here in Ireland we have a little blue book, which is our record of checks and skills to achieve and collect during the 4 years course (3 years course + 1 year internship) and a competence book, to fill with our achieved domains, goals achieved and previously discussed in 3 different interviews with your preceptor registered midwife with whom you work with and comments made by the midwives you work with. You receive on for every single placement, to submit to the school at the end of each one.
My learning objectives were:
The gaze of the mothers towards their babies was a daily bless, being there for them was priceless and I hope to keep being enchanted with this privilege every single day I will be working as a midwife.
Gloria Coccoli, midwifery student in Dublin, but born in love with life in the land of sun, Sicily, in 1995
Mother of a baby with wings