Nurse Midwife Questio

  1. Hello! I am in nursing school right now, but my main goal would be to be a cerified nursr midwife. The only thing is (and its a big one) is that i would not like the inconsistency of the working hours, as babies are born 24/7. Is it possible that there are any positions that would have me just be in the office and do the 9-5 thing, or just a 12 hours shift at a hospital somewhere. Im just curious, thanks in advance for any help!
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   LibraSunCNM
    Yes, plenty of midwife jobs involve shift work on Labor & Delivery, usually either 12 or 24 hours, rather than taking call from home. There are also plenty of 9-5 office jobs, although if you decide that's what you want to do, becoming a WHNP would probably make more sense. Depending on where you live, you may have to move to find one of these jobs, but they're out there.
  4. by   Kasstg
    Ive thought about WHNP too but i am so in love with mother/baby and i didnt know how involved an NP would be with that. I wouldn't want to handout birth control all day, know what i mean?
  5. by   LibraSunCNM
    I sure do, but then you will have to get used to "the inconsistency of the working hours." Midwifery is a great profession but it's not for everyone!
  6. by   Kasstg
    Thank you so much!

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