I had been reading so much about pathways to becoming a midwife! I know I want to go for CNM and I have this feeling about being a midwife for a long time... Since I was 5 years old I wanted to be around babies and pregnant women.
I've been living in the US for almost 4 years now and I had this idea of going to nursing school
because I just love to care for people and help out. I didn't think of myself being a midwife because I thought it was "too big of a dream to dream"! After doing research I realize that I can do it!
I'll be 27 soon and I will finish my prerequisites to apply for a Nursing Program in the fall 2013. I live in Seattle and the programs are so competitive that scares me.
I work as a nanny since I moved here from Brazil and doing two class per quarter is being crazy busy. But I'll keep trying!
My fear now is not how hard it is or how costly, but how many more years will it take? I desperately want to have kids after I'm done with school. My husband's family is in NY and mine in Brazil so it would be hard to have kids without any help ( if I'm going to school)
Did anyone have the same worries, trying to rush so you can start your family?
Also I'm planning on applying for an Associates in Nursing at the Community College which is a great program! I'm just afraid of not getting in right away because I still don't have my CNA! I'm doing volunteer hours at a hospital + classes + 9 hours a day of work = is making me nervous about not getting a 4.0 on every class.
I saw that Frontier has a distance program where I apply after finish my ADN and I become a CNM after three years, without getting a BSN. Do you think this is a good option or should I try the ABSN first?
Thank you all!