I have been working towards becoming a CNM since I was 18. I'm an RN now with a little over a year of postpartum under my belt, hoping to gain L&D experience before I go back to school.
I live in California but am completely open to moving, no kids, single. I have a friend who is a CPM who told me that California is very picky about who they hire to fill CNM roles and that their decision is very school-based. Does anyone know if this is true or not? I've had it in my head I'd like to go to Frontier or Vanderbilt (or any really school I can get accepted into!), but if the choice in school will greatly affect my abilities to get a job within the state, I would like to know!
Dec 7, '17
Sorry, not really familiar with the midwifery landscape of California, but it's such a large state it seems unlikely that such a broad statement could possibly be true.
I spoke with a recent new grad from UCSF and she told me she hadn't heard that. We will see what the future holds!