Certified Nurse Midwife - Masters degree or more? - page 3

by Dalla

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What are the degree requirements to be a CNM in the near future (2015)? Will you now need a Doctorate degree like with Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants. Or is it still just a Masters degree? I always wanted to be a... Read More


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    Your 2 cents are worth more than that! Thanks for your thoughts.
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    Congratulations to you, arabianeyez83! Please share your thoughts on Wayne States CNM program. Particularly, how prepared did you or do you feel to help mothers/couples who desire to birth in alternative hospital settings?
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    Georgetown University - which charges $80,000 for an 18-month program! And they don't require experience in L&D - but $1,650 per credit? Get real!
    That's insane! Ridiculously insane! Wow. Don't go there.
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    http://www.midwife.org/ACNM/files/ccLibraryFiles/Filename/000000002731/Practice%20Doctorate%20in%20Midwifery%20Sept%20201 1.pdf

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    he ACNM has no plans to change the entry into practice degree for CNMs to a doctorate. They do support midwives that choose to pursue doctoral degrees including the DNP but don't feel there is any reason to mandate a change in education requirements. Too bad people haven't realized this for other APNs.

    With all the hype about EBP in DNP programs, you would think that would have looked for evidence that a change in degree requirements was necessary. NPs and all other APNs have been providing high quality care without a doctorate as the entry-to-practice for decades and there is no information to suggest that the master's prepared APN model way inadequate.
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    Hi everybody! Do you know as for now what was the decision made
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    Hi everybody! Do you know as for now what was the decision made
    Sorry I pressed sent. Anyways, I heard about how a Doctor's degree will be necessary to become a Certified Nurse Midwife starting in 2015. Does anyone know about that? This changes everything about reaching my dreams!
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    Quote from tiasilsil

    Sorry I pressed sent. Anyways, I heard about how a Doctor's degree will be necessary to become a Certified Nurse Midwife starting in 2015. Does anyone know about that? This changes everything about reaching my dreams!
    Short answer: No. See Prostudent's response above, it explains it perfectly.
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    Thank you!
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    Quote from midwifetobe85

    Short answer: No. See Prostudent's response above, it explains it perfectly.
    Thank you!!!!


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