Hello everyone! I'm interested in taking up a Midwife BSN, but I'd like to go further with it and I've not seen much information on the subject. I have a few direct questions though, which are -
- If I did my 3 year BSN as a Midwife, could I do a course ontop of that and become a RN (such as an 18 month course, or would I have to go back to university and do a 3 year RN specific BSN)? So I'd be a nurse-midwife and could potentially go into either field (as opposed to only being a midwife)?
- What can midwives "specialise" in past their initial degree? Such as, nurses can go into ICU, are midwives able to go into those fields as well or do they have their own set of specialties? Is there a website list or a location for this information someone could show me to?
- I hear a lot of problems with English RN immigrating to other countries due to not having the "time" in education (such as, the NCLEX needing a specific amount of hours in education in various fields). If I was to just leave with my midwifery degree, would I not be able to obtain a license in the USA (for example)? If not, how could a midwife get the time needed, what sort of option are available?
Any help or advice/links on these would be extremely helpful, thank you very much!
Extra note - I actually have a UK Passport and a Green Card for the US, as I'm married to a US citizen, so that side of immigration isn't applicable to me, it's more about the education and licensing.