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- by cayenne06 Jun 24, '10I am currently in an ADN nursing school, with the ultimate goal of becoming a CNM. I went to a 3 year direct entry midwifery school, and have had my CPM license since 2006, although my license is inactive because I have not been practicing since 2008 (family problems).
My plan is to get my ADN and hopefully get a job in L&D or something to do with women's health. Then I will continue on to get my master's and CNM license. I have heard that most NP work for a number of years as a nurse before they get my license- is this true for CNMs? I love nursing, but I really want to get this all done in the next 10 years, tops.
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- Jun 24, '10 by kloneMost Master's programs require that you work as an RN for at least 1-2 years before entry into the program.
I would think having your CPM would help you get into a program, and you may even be able to challenge a few classes, thus cutting down your schooling time. You didn't mention when you will graduate from your ADN program, but you could immediately enroll in an RN-BSN program while working for a year or two as an RN, and then apply to a Master's program after that. The Master's work shouldn't take more than 3-4 years (although, at that time, you may have to go all the way through to a DNP, which would add another year or two).
- Jun 25, '10 by HappyNurse2005yes, you can easily get it done in 10 years. lets say you're just starting your ADN program. (you didnt say when you'll graduate)-so, graduate in May 2012. then, you can work for a year or two in the women's health field of your choice, and then apply to RN-BSN programs (1 year) and then, MSN program (2 years). or alternatively, after you grad your ADN program, work for 1-2 years (or more) as a RN, then apply to an ADN-MSN program for nurse-midwifery, which is 3 full time years (thats what im doing) this is all assuming full time classes.
so thats only 6 years of school/work, assuming you are graduating ADN school in 2012. take your time, research schools, and decide if you'd rather do ADN-BSN, then MSN program, or ADN-MSN program.
good luck! i believe being a CPM can only help you, and will be great experience to put on your application to grad school that others wont have