Emma Wilkins - Brittain
Registered Midwife and Nurse
1. Certificate III in Health Services Assistance Assistant in Nursing Work in Acute Care (North Metropolitan Tafe)
2. Bachelor of Science (Nursing) Edith Cowan University
3. Bachelor of Science (Midwifery) Edith Cowan University
Emma has been working as a midwife for the past three years specialising in regional and remote midwifery care. Her passions include supporting and advocating for women and their partners to give them an informed birth and journey into parenthood. She is hoping to expand her knowledge further and undertake a degree in tropical medicine within the next two years which will give her more expertise when she travels overseas to third world countries to practice and teach nursing and midwifery. She additionally undertook a certificate in Aissitant in Nursing while she was completing her degrees and found that this and working as a support worker as she studied gave her additional experience prior to working in the field as a registered nurse and midwife.
Emma has mentored nursing and midwifery students in her career and appreciates how difficult it can be entering a fast paced profession in the healthcare field but would love to support as many prospective students on their journey as she can.
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This episode features 24-year-old Midwife – Emma Wilkins, has been working as a midwife for the past three years specialising in regional and remote midwifery care. Her passions include supporting and advocating for women and their partners to give them an informed birth and journey into parenthood.
Top Questions asked by students for Midwife:
00:00 Introducing Emma
01:14 What did you want to do after high-school?
03:34 Why become a Midwife?
04:59 How do you become a Midwife?
06:59 Is studying at university the only option to become a midwife?
08:09 Is the study challenging?
11:53 What shocked you when you first started working as a Midwife?
14:42 What is your work roster like?
18:00 Do you find the job stressful?
23:15 What is the Pay/Salary like?
25:15 What does Pay/Salary increase look like each year?
26:39 What is the pay difference between regional and rural?
29:36 Is this a career you can do for a long time?
31:16 How to contact Emma
32:04 What is your advice to aspiring Midwife’s?