Urdaneta City University Midwives Across the Years: A Tracer Study
UTERUM: Journal of Midwifery, Vol. 1 No. 1, November 2017
8 Pages Posted: 13 Nov 2017 Last revised: 5 Jan 2018
Date Written: November 2017
Aim: This study aimed to examine the career changes of graduates from the School of Midwifery of Urdaneta City University (UCU).
Materials and Methods: This study utilized descriptive cross-sectional design through survey questionnaire with 97 respondents who are graduates of Diploma in Midwifery and Bachelor of Science in Midwifery of UCU batch 2012 to 2015.
Result: Almost all (95.88%) of the respondents are female, Most (72.16%) and (70.10%) of the respondents took Diploma in Midwifery, because it was affordable for their family and it is available in their chosen institution, respectively. A great majority (65.98%) of them are already BSM graduates. Almost half (47.22%) of them have a regular or permanent job. Almost all (96.91%) of them are institutionalized midwives. It shows here that most (86.60%) of them are working locally. Most (75.26%) of the respondents are not employed for the first time. All (100%) of them leave their first job because of salaries and benefits. Some (32.99%) of them are Midwife I. All (100%) of them had a job that is related to their course. All (100%) of them believes that their curriculum is relevant to their first job. All (100%) of them believed that clinical skills helped. All (100%) of them, plans to advance their education.
Conclusion: In light of the findings of this study conclusions include: the curriculum of the midwifery programs is job-related and is responsive to the changes in the society, and clinical skills are an essential learning that they have applied for their first job, and all of them grasp the importance of having an advanced degree.
Clinical significance: This study is significant in the quality of midwifery education. Curriculum is the heart of an institution, a quality curriculum equates to quality graduates; if an institution has quality graduates it means it is providing quality human resource.
Keywords: Alumni, Curriculum planning, Educators, Human resource, Quality education
JEL Classification: I23, I26, I39, J24
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