Hi everyone, I am new to this board and have a few questions. I will be starting clinicals in the fall 04 for my BSN and would love to become a Midwife in the future. Is a CNM without previous rn experience really that more noticable than a CNM with LD experience? Is it possible to become a successful CNM without a year of LD? Also, there are schools
that dont require previous experience (Emory, Vandy, Marquette U....) does that mean that they give adequate clinical experience to become a good midwife? thanks for any replies
Jun 10, '04
I had a CNM deliver my last baby and she was wonderful. She was also a L&D nurse for 15 years and my nurse during labor with my first child. Her co-workers and the OB/Gyn docs encouraged her to become a midwife and not only did these docs partner with her in practice but they totally support her and her role in the community. I'm not sure that would have happened if she did not have experience beforehand.
Just something to think about....
I also wanted to throw in that the reason that I felt so comfortable with her and had a satisfying experience is because she was (unlike doctors) willing to take the time to educate me about the pregnancy, breastfeeding, nutrition etc...and I think that was directly a result of being a great nurse.
Last edit by Gator,SN on Jun 10, '04