I am starting an accelerated BSN program this June and have my heart set on ultimately becoming a CNM. However, I am concerned about a couple of issues and I was wondering if anyone who is either a CNM or who decided to go ahead and start a program could give me some insight.
Is is very difficult to find a job as a CNM? I would be looking in New York City and the surrounding boroughs. I have heard from other NP's who have claimed that it is very difficult to find a job and /or keep up a practice as a CNM. Along with this, what about malpractice insurance
? When you work for a hospital do they pay this or would I have to pay it and how expensive is it? What about once I started my own practice? I have heard of Ob's going out of business and stopping the delivery portion of their business because of rising insurance costs. Is this a profession that I can make a decent living in considering all the insurance and that fact that most women choose to be delivered by an MD not a CNM?
Thank you so much!!!