I am actually a high school student in the Atlanta area. I plan on entering college next fall to major in nursing, to become a certified nurse midwife. There are a few paths i can take. the only school in Georgia with the Nurse-Midwife Masters Program is Emory, so I will end up there anyway.
They have RN-MSN option, and I feel like this would be the better option, to just get an associates & the take the bridge courses and go to the Masters, rather than a Bachelors then a Masters. I know if i just wanted to be a RN it would be better to get a BSN, but since I don't want to be an RN I was thinking I could take the quicker, cheaper route, that will also have me working quicker (even if just a year or so).
Does anyone have any suggestions? I really love Midwifery & my biggest concern is doing it right and getting there as quickly as possible and without having to spend 100s of thousands of dollars doing it.
I just wanted a few opinions. I plan on contacting a few Midwives to get their opinion on the matter but I also wanted to have some students or working nurses opinions on it. Even if i decided not to be Midwife, I could still go back and do an RN-BSN degree.
I just need a little advice before I start applying to schools and stuff.
Thanks in advance!