Part Time?

  1. What are the prospects of finding a school and later a job as a midwife that would allow me to study and work part time (1/2 time student status, no more than 25 hrs/week for job)?
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   LibraSunCNM
    The prospects of finding a midwifery program that will let you do clinicals part-time is slim to none; I don't know of any. The prereqs can definitely be done part-time, but once you start the actual midwifery part, there usually aren't multiple options for full or part-time. My clinicals ranged from 16-24 hours per week for the first 3 semesters, plus weekly class time and study time, and then the final semester we were required to be working one-on-one with a midwife preceptor, copying their full-time schedule. It's easier to find an actual job with part-time hours, although not always available in every geographical area.
  4. by   Ruby Vee
    Quote from LibraSunCNM
    The prospects of finding a midwifery program that will let you do clinicals part-time is slim to none; I don't know of any. The prereqs can definitely be done part-time, but once you start the actual midwifery part, there usually aren't multiple options for full or part-time. My clinicals ranged from 16-24 hours per week for the first 3 semesters, plus weekly class time and study time, and then the final semester we were required to be working one-on-one with a midwife preceptor, copying their full-time schedule. It's easier to find an actual job with part-time hours, although not always available in every geographical area.
    And most employers want you to work full time for at least a year before they're willing to let you drop down to part time.
  5. by   MaryamsMom
    Thank you!
  6. by   LibraSunCNM
    Quote from Ruby Vee
    And most employers want you to work full time for at least a year before they're willing to let you drop down to part time.
    Agreed. It's possible to find part-time work as a new grad, but much harder than someone with experience. It's also hard to gain good experience as a new grad if you're not working full-time. Good luck!

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