I am finishing my last year semester before getting my ADN. I have always wanted to become a CNM and my desire for this has only heightened in light of L&D clinicals. My problem is this...
All throughout highschool I was was an A student. I very occasionally got B's in high level math and sciences. My highschool sent me to college at 16 and I began my student nurse education. I continued to get A's in all of my general education courses. However, after the first of 6 semesters of nursing, I quickly realized I was no longer an A student. I was barely scraping by with C+'s!!! The only exception being my first semester (I got a B), and psychiatric nursing (An A-).
Now that I'm about to move onto my BSN, I'm worried about getting excepted into any schools that offer a bachelor's degree, much less CNM. I know grades are very important but is there any hope for me to achieve my dreams at this point? I was a good student, I still work hard to be, but nursing school is the hardest thing I've ever done.
I'd like to know ASAP if I need to lower my goals. I can be happy as a L&D RN, but midwifery is my ultimate goal. Can I make this work?
Last edit by Joe V on Sep 19, '12