Online CNM courses? - page 2

by WannaBNursey

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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... Read More


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    You are welcome Good luck in your schooling
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    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!!
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    This is what I have learned from my research so far:
    There are 6 schools that have midwifery online, some with campus visits required.
    1. East Caroline University - approximately $39,600 for the 2 year program - ranked #26
    2. Frontier Nursing University - $29,700 - 2 years - ranked #13
    3. Georgetown University - $79,000 - 18 months - ranked #19
    4. Philadelphia University - $45,694 - 2 years - ranked #29
    5. Stony Brook University - $34,290 - 2 years - ranked #24
    6. Univ. of Cincinnati - $41,289 - 2 years - ranked #35
    Anyone else have anything to add?
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    Quote from Dalla
    This is what I have learned from my research so far:
    There are 6 schools that have midwifery online, some with campus visits required.
    1. East Caroline University - approximately $39,600 for the 2 year program - ranked #26
    2. Frontier Nursing University - $29,700 - 2 years - ranked #13
    3. Georgetown University - $79,000 - 18 months - ranked #19
    4. Philadelphia University - $45,694 - 2 years - ranked #29
    5. Stony Brook University - $34,290 - 2 years - ranked #24
    6. Univ. of Cincinnati - $41,289 - 2 years - ranked #35
    Anyone else have anything to add?
    This is wonderful! It answers many questions I had about what online programs there are and how much they cost. Thank you
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    I wonder how much extra the tuition would be at Frontier for doing both CNM and WHNP.
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    I have done a large amount of research and I will be applying to U of Cinn and Frontier for next Fall. (I finish my RN-BSN in Dec.) I was going to apply to Georgetown but the cost are ridiculous!! Did you make a decision yet?
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    My first choice is going to be Georgetown, only because of the length of the program. I am currently living on alimony and child support, both which will be running out soon, so the 18 month program is looking really good to me, even with the extra expense.
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    This is a great thread!
    How did you make out in your search for a midwifery program?
    I just finished nursing school (AD, with a previous BS) and i am looking at all the possibilities.
    i am really between Frontier and Philadelphia U.
    What were your experiences, ladies? I am really excited to move on to my midwifery training, but i am nervous about needing to find my own clinical preceptors. Are midwives typically open to Frontier students?
    best!
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    @Jennelea, I have been researching Frontier and PhilaU for some time now as well. What I have done is stalk their facebook pages and gotten in contact with students from each school and chatted with them about their experiences. I am not ready to apply yet as I will be beginning my ABSN this fall, but I am a planner and research helps me stay focused. Feel free to PM me with any questions or comments


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