Advice RE: Midwifery Schools

  1. Hi! I just joined allnurses and I think it is a wonderful resource! I am in a graduate entry program in nursing and I want to be a midwife. I am considering transferring schools, and I was hoping for some thoughts regarding a great midwifery program. I am looking for a stellar education, with supportive faculty members/mentors, great clinical experiences (I would like experiences outside of the hospital, too), and a liberal midwifery-friendly philosophy of care. I have seen some programs that seem to educate students to be like mini-OBGYNs, and that is not what I am looking for. I want to learn all the necessary clinical skills, but I want to be shaped as a midwife--if that makes any sense! I am single and I can move anywhere; I am thinking about UCSF, Yale and Penn, and from posts on this site, Frontier. Anyone have any thoughts on those programs, or others to recommend??

    Many thanks!!
  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   mitchsmom
    If you are still here, just an idea... maybe you could contact the schools (travel there if you can of course) and ask for a few names of current students that you could talk to & get some scoop...
    best wishes
  4. by   LAW79
    Many thanks, Mitchsmom. I think I am going to stay-put for now. I have located a few alternative birthing experiences to augment my midwifery education, so I think I can manage to get a well-rounded view of the field (even in the midwest

    thanks again
  5. by   lovingpecola
    I go to Yale! And I have a friend I can pass you along to at Columbia.

    You can ask me here, or you can PM me.