I am wanting to go back to school to get my Master's degree, but I am still unsure as to which route I should take.
Background: Interest in obstetrics, had 6 mos RN postpartum/antepartum experience, and most recently, 18 mos RN med/surg experience, and just recently relocated to NW Arkansas.
First off, I am torn as to which specialty I should pursue because even though I desire working in obstetrics and becoming a CNM, I have no experience in L&D, so I may or may not like it.
Also, I need some input regarding the job market for CNMs in NW Arkansas. This was another issue that I was having. I didn't see too many job opportunities for CNMs.
So comes my next option...becoming a FNP. Not as strong of a desire to become a FNP, but logistically, it makes sense to work in a specialty that may be desirable in my area (Bentonville, Rogers, Fayetteville).
Any input? TIA.
Aug 3, '12
Tia...There are NO CNM jobs in the state so you would best be served by completing and FNP program. There are only about 5 CNMs doing births in the state and the lay midwives out number the CNMs. Good luck. Rebecca