Alright, honest advice needed...
I'm have a BA and an MSW, but I am very sure that nursing is my true passion. Specifically OB nursing... I applied to an was accepted to an accelerated BSN program beginning this May. I had looked into 2nd career MSN programs; however, the one local program doesn't offer a CNM program and is at a very expensive private university making it cost prohibitive for me anyway.
My ideal plan is to finish my ABSN program and hopefully land a job in L&D or something in women's health... I would like to look into CNM programs and take that step when our boys are both in grade school (about 4yrs, so a little over 2yrs from when my ABSN program ends).
So is it crazy of me to be doing it this way? With prior degrees does it seem silly to not do a 2nd career MSN program right away? I thought what I was doing made sense, but now I'm second guessing my path to CNM land : )
I'm working on a doula certification and have some birth experience besides my own children's births. I'm also a babywearing educator and I've done work with pregnant and parenting populations when I was still in the social work field... I'm very sure that I want to work with mamas and babies, and that nursing is the right career... just wondering about how to plan for my advanced practice future.
I've talked with a few local CNMs and everyone seems to have taken very different paths : )