Hi, I am a CNM, MN. I am at a crossroads in my career path, and I am seriously considering a Phd in nursing and then teaching/researching. However, I have no idea what a day in the life of a phd student or faculty person is. I know that I like to write, am interested in research, and also really enjoy learning and teaching.
I've been a full-time, full-scope CNM for 11 years and have just taken a break in order to reevaluate. I am working in the ICU, getting back to the basics of nursing, and making sure I will always have a way to pay the bills. I've thought about nurse-anesthesia, but I'm not sure it's for me - I may be tempted by the monetary rewards. I made great money as a midwife, but felt awfully burned out by the long, long hours and lack of regular sleep patterns. Any input is appreciated.