I'm BA-AAACK! I'm so excited that I got re-accpeted to nursing school for Fall 08! I still have to get the letter, but she told me over the phone that because I was accepted before and based on my GPA and ACT, no problem.
Anyone else going or trying to go in the Fall of 08? I'm really looking forward to expanding my mind, and now that I'm out of my early 20's (32) and my daughter is a little older, I think I can focus on school and knock it out of the ball park.
The "plan" is to get my ADN, and then do the RN-BSN bridge program offered at the DeSoto campus through online classes. Alternate option is to get my ADN, get RN and possibly study with a group of homebirth midwives in Memphis.
I haven't decided yet. I don't have time to do a CNM program, just because there aren't any close enough, but I think going the CPM route will be just as rewarding. Mississippi doesn't require licensure for midwives, but having the credentials means insurance reimbursement (in a lot of cases).
IF I can find a CNM program that will fit my life and is close enough to attend, I will certainly consider it.
For now, I just have to focus on getting through one semester at a time and trying to find ways to survive without my current income. The State Hospital has a scholarship program that pays $xx per month, but psych nursing really isn't what I want to do. I know Baptist in Oxford also has a Nurse Tech program and a reimbursement program, but I need some income while I'm in school (not sure if the NT program pays or not).
I'm still exploring my options at this point. Any advice or direction would be MOST appreciated.