I know that to become registered in the United States nurses are required to have completed a certain number of hours in midwifery/labor and delivery.
I was wondering if this requirement is the same in Canada?
In Australia, midwifery (or L&D) is not included in nursing programs
and gaining a qualification in midwifery takes another 12-18 months of study following at least one year of experience as a registered nurse.
Whilst I would like to have the option of working in North America open to me in the future I am not interested in completing another 12-18 months of study in an area I will never practice in.
I have looked at some of the programs for nursing offered at Canadian universities and also looked at the various registering bodies for different Canadian territories but I cannot seem to find an answer to my question.
Thank you in advance for your help!