I am thinking about applying to Frontier's Midwifery program, but I am trying to figure out if this is a realistic goal. I have one young child and one on the way. I currently work 24 hours/week in a postpartum/GYN unit. That being said... does anyone know if you should have Labor and Delivery Experience to do this program. The admission director mentioned that some clinical sites won't accept midwifery students unless they have had L&D experience. Has anyone had any trouble with this? I am also concerned about the fact that I have to find my own preceptor. We have a decent amount of practices in my area, but I have never heard of a Frontier midwifery student at any of the practices. Lastly, does anyone know if you can work part-time and care for two children throughout the program including the clinical portion? I have to continue to work a least 24 hours (12 hr shifts)/ week to have my hospital pay for part of my tuition. I am feeling so overwhelmed and excited trying to figure out if I can make this happen. This is my dream and I was so excited to find out about Frontier. I think it is my only hope of advancing my career unless I want to wait 18 more years
Any advice would GREATLY be appreciated!!!!