This is my first time to post on this website, but I have read many of the posts in here over the last couple days.
I finished a master's in public health in May of this year and now I am working at the Baylor College of Medicine. I absolutly love public health and I am really good at it. I have been interested in becoming a nurse for quite some time and I have finished all of the prerequisites. I would like to do public health nursing and/or women's health / midwife nursing.
The issue is, I'm sort of a weird person going into all this becuase I already have a graduate degree. I qualify for accelerated BSN programs that last a year or so (I have applied to 3 programs already), but these programs are very new and very competitive to get into, especially since I applied to places like Johns Hopkins. I have a 4.0 in all the prerequisites, but who knows whether I will actually get in. If I can't do this, than I would like to apply next year for alternate entry type graduate programs that take three years to get a BSN and a CNM. I figure if I can't get into the one year programs, then I don't want to spend two years getting a BSN when I could spend three and have a more advanced degree. Any advice about this?
Also, if I get a graduate degree in nursing, I would want either a FNP, CNM, or and women's health NP. I love women and children, but I would enjoy working with women more. I want to be able to deliver babies, do well woman checks etc. It is my understanding that CNM are the only NP that get to deliver babies, is this true? The FNP is a nice degree to have becuase it makes you very versatile, but you can't deliver babies with it right?