Considering Georgetown online - page 2

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I haven't really picked through the old threads yet (I probably should have done that first, huh?) but I was wondering if any of you has done Georgetown's online midwifery program? It's so close to me, and I'm thinking life... Read More


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    I just saw this thread, but thought I'd throw this out there. I started the program in August and am halfway through my second block (of six). If you have any specific questions about the program, let me know.
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    hey tucsonash,

    i am interested in Georgetown's midwifery online. I know you actually have to log into live classes, are there many class times to choose from, bc it seems limiting for a distance program but i can see the benefits of a live class. Do you have to go to campus. Also, do any of the students not have l&d experience? thanks for any info
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    I would like to chat with you about the program. I tried to pm you but it wouldn't work. I just applied (my application was complete and sent to the review board on 2/2) so I am starting to freak out! How long did you have to wait for a decision? How are the classes? I will hopefully be doing the part-time program and starting in march.
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    @Fairy dust and @ans0014 - I can't stand that they disabled private messaging.

    @Fairy dust: as far as the class offerings go, there are plenty of options for the general classes (we take the same courses as the FNP students for the first 1-2 blocks). When it gets down to the midwifery classes, my understanding is that there are less choices simply because there are less of us and they can't offer as many sections. The two hour class a week supplements the reading and pre-recorded lectures we are responsible for on our own time. They are great for clarifying concepts and asking questions. As far as experience goes, you're talking to one of the students without L&D experience. : ) Most of my time in healthcare has been spent in postpartum/newborn nursery and I'm currently a childbirth educator. Most of the students do however have L&D experience (there are maybe 2 or 3 of us who don't). But they also assured me(/us) that they wouldn't have accepted us if they didn't think we were capable. I'm under no illusions that it will be a cake walk. I know there will be quite a learning curve and I'm doing my best to soak up experience where I can (I just started volunteering at a birth center near my house).

    @ans0014: It didn't take them long at all to get their decision. In fact, the lady that helped me with my application called me personally the Friday night before I got my acceptance letter (that Monday). I worked night shift at the time and was just getting started, she said she didn't want me to have to worry over the weekend. The classes are good so far! I'm in my second block, done next month. I am sooo excited to be done with the general classes and start midwifery classes. In the first two blocks I've taken Advanced Patho, Advanced Pharm, Advanced Assessment, Biostats, and Medical Ethics. I've been to one on-campus intensive and I recently booked tickets for my second trip (in May).

    If you have any more questions, you are welcome to email me (that's a lot easier). ashleydameff [at] gmail [dot] com.

    Good luck, @ans0014!
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    Just wanted to thank you for the information! I got my acceptance letter yesterday!!! I can't wait to start in March!!! I'm so excited!!
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    Quote from tucsonash
    @Fairy dust and @ans0014 - I can't stand that they disabled private messaging.

    @Fairy dust: as far as the class offerings go, there are plenty of options for the general classes (we take the same courses as the FNP students for the first 1-2 blocks). When it gets down to the midwifery classes, my understanding is that there are less choices simply because there are less of us and they can't offer as many sections. The two hour class a week supplements the reading and pre-recorded lectures we are responsible for on our own time. They are great for clarifying concepts and asking questions. As far as experience goes, you're talking to one of the students without L&D experience. : ) Most of my time in healthcare has been spent in postpartum/newborn nursery and I'm currently a childbirth educator. Most of the students do however have L&D experience (there are maybe 2 or 3 of us who don't). But they also assured me(/us) that they wouldn't have accepted us if they didn't think we were capable. I'm under no illusions that it will be a cake walk. I know there will be quite a learning curve and I'm doing my best to soak up experience where I can (I just started volunteering at a birth center near my house).

    @ans0014: It didn't take them long at all to get their decision. In fact, the lady that helped me with my application called me personally the Friday night before I got my acceptance letter (that Monday). I worked night shift at the time and was just getting started, she said she didn't want me to have to worry over the weekend. The classes are good so far! I'm in my second block, done next month. I am sooo excited to be done with the general classes and start midwifery classes. In the first two blocks I've taken Advanced Patho, Advanced Pharm, Advanced Assessment, Biostats, and Medical Ethics. I've been to one on-campus intensive and I recently booked tickets for my second trip (in May).

    If you have any more questions, you are welcome to email me (that's a lot easier). ashleydameff [at] gmail [dot] com.

    Good luck, @ans0014!
    Hi,
    Thanks for putting this info. How is your experience going with clinical rotations?
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    Anyone in this program can give me info on the clinical rotations? I'm in Cali, considering this program but haven't met anyone who is far along in the program and have done clinicals? School said they will find rotations but it would be nice to hear from one of you. Thanks
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    @mnmary: Hi! I actually just graduated! I finished coursework last week and will take boards next week. I'm not sure if I can call myself a real-life midwife yet (just want to finish those boards!) but I'm so excited to be done and starting my career!

    As far as clinicals go, I'm not sure how it goes with part time but I went full time and had four semesters of clinical work (the last four semesters). The first two are all ambulatory, so all prenatal care, well-woman, GYN, family planning, etc. It's nice because it eases you into the clinical setting as a midwife. Then the third clinical rotation is intrapartum, one whole glorious semester of nothing but OB triage, labor management, and baby catching. It was the best thing ever. Then the last semester is our integration semester...each semester is about 14 weeks. I had a great integration site. It is what it sounds like - assuming the whole role slowly under supervision of your preceptor. The only thing I'd caution you is that a lot of people throughout the program are having issues obtaining clinical sites - particularly if they live in rural areas or areas without a large midwifery presence. So I'd check out what practices take students in your area just as a precaution before applying. Let me know if you have any other questions and good luck on your journey to midwifery!
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    Thanks for the info!!


    Did the school find u clinicals? I'm actually interested in ACnp role but your review is what I was looking for. It's a fairly new program so it's very nice to hear from u.
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    Thank you for all the information ladies!


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