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- by dreamstobeanurse Jul 16There's this dual FNP and CNM program that I'm really interested in doing, but how will I able to do both at the same time? What facilities could I find a job at afterwards where I can do both jobs?
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- Jul 16 by nomadcrnaYou will be doing both by being able to delivery total care to your patients. You do not necessarily have to have two jobs. OB/GYN patients have general medical issues as well.
- Jul 17 by JeanettePNPSome women may choose to use their CNM as their PCP as well.
However, I think caring for obstetric patients will keep you busy enough without doing primary care on top of it.
- Jul 17 by nomadcrnaHaving a broad general medical education will help you. I find in anesthesia that my FNP education is very beneficial.
- Jul 17 by ChristineNI could see it being beneficial especially if you work for a clinic that does well baby check ups and postpartum care of the mom you would be very well prepared.
- Jul 17 by dreamstobeanurseOk, thanks for your comments everyone!
- Jul 23 by pro-studentI'm in a dual FNP/CNM program. The scope of practice is quite similar to traditional family physician which covers primary care of all ages as well as OB. Practice opportunities really run the gambit from women's health focused with added benefit of doing well child visits or deeper knowledge of management of medical issues to more family practice with occasional OB. Having dual certifications really gives you more options across both specialties.
- Aug 23 by MommyandRNI've also read that it's useful for a CNM to also be FNP if you plan on doing home births. That way, you can care for the newborn. I'm not sure on the details of this but I believe I read it here on this site... check the CNM boards.
- Aug 31 by nomadcrnaThere are no CNM/PNP programs that I am aware of.
Plus as a CNM/FNP you can provide care for baby and all aspects of the parent as well.