Thank you for your reply, queenanneslace!
I know it's an interesting question and currently really only theoretical.
I know that the CM is becoming more and more popular here in NY as people that are choosing midwifery later (as a career change) already possess a Bachelor's in a non-nursing field and don't require nursing school
to pursue midwifery.
I also know that it is expanding to more states, but, I don't know how fast that will happen.
Like you pointed out, CMs are sufficiently qualified to theoretically
practice as CNMs because they sit side-by-side in school, receive the exact same training, and take the same test to be certified by the same board.
What do you mean when you say: 'It would require some petitioning from the BON'?
What kind of petitioning? And why?
(who gets accepted and satisfactorily completes nursing school) entitled to sit for the N-CLEX and become and RN?
Thanks for you feedback.
I appreciate it!