Quote from SuperMeghan91
I'm currently an RN student. I've had my heart set on being an OB-GYN prior to entering college, and after I discovered nursing I decided that I would rather do holistic health. However, I am still set on working with women and pregnancies and my ultimate goal is to become a CNM. There are no CNM specialties at my "local" universities (travel would be over 100 miles a day) and I don't plan on moving after I get my RN. What are online programs like? How do you do your clinicals and do you feel prepared for them? Do you think doing an online CNM program has prepared you for real work? Also, what is the need for CNM's at this time? Would it be easy to find a job upon completion of a CNM program? I live in SW Florida, so if anybody knows anything about the need for CNM's in this area, I'd love to hear what you know!
I'm also a Frontier student and can't speak highly enough about it! As a pp stated, the history and tradition are unmatched. You truly feel like you are joining a family when you come to Frontier. I know that the campus visits seem daunting, but they serve several purposes. First, they help you feel connected to the school and fellow classmates, which you'll find is very important. Secondly, the in person teaching you get at Clinical Bound is essential (in my opinion) to being a competent provider in clinicals. Learning the cardinal maneuvers of birth, sewing tears, performing complete assessments (including pelvic exams) are all things I'd much rather do the first few times in a classroom environment under the watchful eye of an experienced instructor. I can't imagine doing all of those things the very first time on a patient in a stressful situation. But that's just my opinion. I don't go to clinical bound until spring, but I'm so excited to attend based on all I've heard from others. They say you learn so much from our faculty that will stay with you through your career.So, just a few thoughts. Finally, check the tuition totals for all the schools you're considering. Several of them are extremely expensive (twice as much or more than others).Best of luck!!