I'm a BSN student anticipating graduation in May 2012. I'm planning on working for a year so or and then applying for CNM school. I would love to attend Frontier because after doing a lot of research on online programs for CNM's I think I'm set on Frontier being my #1 school of choice. When people ask me what I want to do after I graduate I always tell them I want to eventually become a Certified Nurse Midwife. I know many people are going into FNP or CRNA school. I've always been interested in women's health and OB nursing. So I think Midwifery would be perfect for me. I thoroughly enjoyed my OB class during nursing school
. When I tell people my plans a lot of people look at me as if I'm crazy. They seem to hate the idea of ever working in L&D nursing. A lot of nursing think that it's "easy" nursing and you lose a lot of skills. They also believe that it can get boring after awhile since you don't really have sick patients or emergencies on the regular. This really doesn't discourage me because I still want to be a CNM, but it just surprises me that so many people don't like this area of nursing. At Frontier they make it easy to get both your CNM and Women's Nurse Practitioner at the same time and that's what I'm looking to do because it might make me more marketable in the long run. Is there a high demand for CNM's in the south (GA, FL, South Carolina)? What is the average pay? These are the only thinks that I'm concerned with about pursing this career path. I really don't want to move away from this area after I graduate. I just wanted to see what working nurses and practicing CNM's have to say about this issue. Thanks.