okay....I KNOW i want to be a CNM. here's the question....
There are NO CNM's in South Arkansas. I've looked at Frontier, Univ of Colorado, Univ of Kansas.....I have the list from the ACNM website of approved schools.
Being the first in my area, would you reccomend I move off to a school and then come back?
or Go through Frontier and maintain a presence in my community?
I am set to start teaching childbirth classes in the Spring.
Dec 19, '02
Yep, I hear you ....we did not have any midwives in southwest Oklahoma, either. I had never met or worked with one til I moved up here to WA State (what a shame). I wish you luck....you may have to move a temporarily to get near a preceptor. I don't know of any correspondence program in which you can work w/o one near you. Either that or move to a place with a University Midwifery program. Those seem to be your options. I wish you luck.......midwives are needed in rural areas, but not very welcomed or well-backed. I suspect finding M.D. back-up will be a very big challenge to you....CNM's must have them, tho. ....Hang in there and Fight the good fight with fortitude.
Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Dec 19, '02