New Poster - Midwifery first and Nursing later? - page 2

by biggolp 2,923 Views | 13 Comments

This is my first post here, though I have learned a lot by lurking here for a while. So, midwifery is my passion and I'm an adult returning to school to pursue a degree in midwifery. I am slated to graduate with my... Read More


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    Thanks, queenanneslace, for sharing!

    I actually feel incredibly spoiled to be living in the only state that gives full credit to CMs and I would DEFINITELY pursue a CNM degree if that were not the case.

    However, having a late start (I'm 33), and knowing that what I want to do is midwifery, AND LIVING IN NY, I really think CM is probably the way for me to go.

    I am still considering going for my ABSN (adding a year and a half to my education) and doing it RIGHT, however, I'm really undecided if it makes sense (in light of the above).

    I'm thinking of applying to an ABSN program (or two) when I apply for midwifery. If I don't get into midwifery right away, at least I'll get my BSN meanwhile...
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    I was interested in the CM route and asked the Midwifery Institute of Philadelphia about bridging the gap between a CM and CNM if I ever decided that I wanted to become a CNM. This is what they replied,

    "To bridge from CM to CNM, you would have to become an RN (which could be through an accelerated nursing program) and submit proof of that licensure to the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) and they would switch it over."
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    Thank you lauras219!

    That answered my question exactly!

    I don't know why I didn't think of asking the Midwifery Institute of Philadelphia! It is probably my first choice for midwifery.

    I also found out that Excelsior College will allow a Certified/Licensed Midwife to take their RN course which consists of testing out of nursing classes and a 3 day intensive practical test culminating in being able to sit for the N-CLEX.

    I guess if I got my CM credential first, and then did the RN through Excelsior (at my own pace and much cheaper), I could end up as a CNM.
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    Its good to know that Excelsior's RN program accepts: Licensed, Certified, or Registered Midwives.

    Any License, Certified, or Registered Midwife been through Excelsior's RN program?

    How was it?



    Quote from biggolp
    I don't know why I didn't think of asking the Midwifery Institute of Philadelphia!

    I also found out that Excelsior College will allow a Certified/Licensed Midwife to take their RN course which consists of testing out of nursing classes and a 3 day intensive practical test culminating in being able to sit for the N-CLEX.

    I guess if I got my CM credential first, and then did the RN through Excelsior (at my own pace and much cheaper), I could end up as a CNM.


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