Hello fellow nurses! I am scheduled to graduate soon with my BSN. I worked in L&D throughout nursing school and loved it (couldn't get a job there as a new grad so am currently working on TCU). My question is, where do I start from here to receive my CNM? It was easy to find RN-BSN programs, but are there BSN-CNM programs? Is CNM a Masters degree or is it a Post-Masters Certificate? I am so lost! Everything about receiving the Bachelors degree I know like the back of my hand, but dipping into Masters Degree water is a bit intimidating! Thanks in advance!
Apr 29, '13
Hi! You are on the right track--most CNM programs are Master's level training programs, though some take you straight to the DNP degree. The American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) is a great place to start looking at your options; they discuss midwifery education on their website, on this page: http://www.midwife.org/Become-a-Midwife
Many programs want you to have at least a year of nursing experience before applying/enrolling, so you may want to take that into consideration as well. There are a few good distance programs that allow you to mostly do your clinical studies in your home community with mentor midwives. If you poke around here you can learn a lot! Best of luck to you.
Apr 29, '13
Sorry, realized you already were a RN and are getting your BSN--so you probably have the necessary experience already. Go for it!
Apr 30, '13
Thank you, I appreciate your response! :-)
May 5, '13
Did you find this page on the ACNM website? It shows all the distance CNM programs in the US.
You have lots of options.
Midwifery Education Programs
May 20, '13
Frontier came highly recommended by my OB instructor. She just graduated there herself.
May 22, '13
There's frontier, univ cicinatti, Georgetown, Philadelphia, suny....just go to a search engine. Plenty to choose from.
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