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    I am new to these boards and I will be graduating from Howard University this May with a Bachelor's of Science in Health Sciences. My friend brought it to my attention that I would be eligible to apply to Georgetown and Trinity for an accelerated BSN program (I would have to take microbiology) but I am noticing a trend.

    When I do research for NP for Ob/Gyn I am not seeing any programs here in the DC/MD/VA area. Due to the fact that many of the classes I have taken for pre-physical therapy coincide with the pre-reqs for the acclerated BSN programs it wouldn't be an issue for me to follow one of my dreams.

    Can any of you point in the right direction as to what schools I should be looking at that will allow me to become a NP in OB/GYN? Furthermore, is it a guarantee that hospitals will pay for your schooling as a nurse? I see and hear so many stories about nurses who are getting their education paid for as long as they contract with the hospital?

    Any information will be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance

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    Well, these days many new grads are having a tough time finding a hospital that will pay them a salary, let alone pay for their education. I would not count on that.
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    The terms used around here are "women's health nurse practitioner," "clinical nurse specialist," and "nurse-midwife." There's really no NP in OB-GYN. So that might help your search.
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    Thanks that is what I was noticing it has changed a great deal to Women's and Infants.

    As a NP I would have to choose in other words I would need to make a decision about doing pre-natal, neonatal, neonatal icu, etc. There is no general label so to speak
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    Quote from Ms Bryant
    Thanks that is what I was noticing it has changed a great deal to Women's and Infants.

    As a NP I would have to choose in other words I would need to make a decision about doing pre-natal, neonatal, neonatal icu, etc. There is no general label so to speak
    There are nurse-midwives who do prenatal, intrapartum, postpartum, and well-woman/gyne. There are women's health NPs who do all of that except for intrapartum. There are neonatal NPs who do care of well and sick babies at birth. There is no degree that is "prenatal NP," you will not find a nursing school offering this program. I am telling you this so as you look for programs you can find the right type of program. You can use the website www.allnursingschools.com to find programs with the specialty you are interested in for your area.
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    Thanks to the few who posted now I know what I am supposed to be looking at. This decision won't be made until I know I got into my BSN program but I want to have a plan before I get there. I am leaning more towards being am midwife or neonatalogist
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    Just to help you keep your terminology clear, a neonatologist is a physician; a neonatal nurse practitioner is a nurse.


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