Any RN,C's? - page 2
I'm interested in learning more about the credential and I'd love to hear about what it's done to enhance your career!:) Happy Nursing~Angie... Read More
Jul 26, '02[QUOTE]Originally posted by NurseAngie
I have planned on becoming a CNM. I have also been considering becoming a WHNP (My sister's Mother-in-law is one and she LOVES her job!) because that would allow me to perform prenatal care and well-woman check-ups, just no deliveries. (I guess the insurance premiums have shocked me for CNM's ) I am in the middle of making these HUGE decisions and like you, my family is very important to me.
Hi, Angie . . .
I am a WHNP and, although I love it, about the only job opportunities are at clinics such as health departments or planned parenthood. Most OBs want CNMs because then they can sleep and let the midwife go to the hospital in the middle of the night. I am currently working L&D on weekends and the only delivery people I see are the midwives. Even when they've been at the hospital all night, they still have to show up at the office the next morning.
A friend opened up her private practice as WHNP about 7 years ago but does only gyn/well women care. She loves it. It was easy for her to contract with a doctor to cover her because that doctor gets all her referals for breast masses, laps, etc. I think that would be the way to go. I want to start travel nursing, though, so want to get more L&D experience.
Good luck in deciding!