aspiringmidwife76 1,705 Views
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I finished my BSN through Chamberlain College if Nursing online this spring. It took one year to complete and I had no clinicals or practicums. I enjoyed it and was able to work around my children and work schedule.
I live in NW Indiana, 15-20 years ago there was only 1-2 CNM's in the area. Now there are over 20 that I know of in the area. I know that there is a need in the upper eastern states, along with Arizona. Definately a good idea to search midewife.org for job positions.
So sorry this happened on your first week in NICU. But being able to be a part in this will help to make you a better RN. We all know there are some bad outcomes, but from these outcomes we do learn. ((Hugs)) You will make a strong NICU nurse.
I don't know where you are located, but where I am at in Indiana CNM positions seem to be growing. With newer OB/GYNE's coming into practice, they are more accepting of midwives than the "older" more senior docs. Needless to say, the larger the city, the more CNM's there seems to be. I find that in more rural areas there are more CPM's, DEM's, CM's, and lay midwives. Hope this helps!
I am waiting to hear from Cincinnati as far as my admissions. Just wondering if anyone else has been accepted or is waiting like me? I am really hating this "wait", I really just want to get started so I know I am getting closer to my goals.
If you have been accepted, how long did it take for them to notify you? Also anyone know how large their class sizes are?
Where did you apply? I am still waiting too. Are you doing online or brick and mortor?
I applied two weeks ago and just called my advisor yesterday, he said I was still pending but they should send a email within this week. My thing is, this is a holiday week! I'm really hoping I am with you!
I'm still waiting to hear. Hopefully I'm with you!
I'm sorry. I'm still waiting to hear. The good thing is there are still five other online programs out there if you are wanting online.
I agree with everyone else's comments. You are not giving yourself enough time. Maybe after another year and a half you will have enough confidence that you won't panic in an emergency. My advice to you is to stay put, learn as much as you can off of your senior nurses and buy maternity nursing books. I have worked in a high risk L&D unit for six years, and now I feel ready to take on my CNM degree. I have always wanted to be a CNM, but being able to function in an emergency is a must. You never know if you will be delivering a baby who becomes a dystocia. Good Luck, keep it up and you will succeed.
Dalla, they are talking about it for the future (not exactly when because they keep tweeking the degree). Please don't let the length of your schooling deter you from your dreams. Age is a number, and just because you might be older than some in your class doesn't mean you cannot succeed. Most colleges do a combined Master's with CNM in one track so it's not like you have to do a Master's then go back for CNM. With a bit of luck by the time you finish your CNM they still won't be requiring a Doctorate degree. :-) Please keep going with your schooling, there are many women out there that need midwives!
Same here, have you heard?
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