First a little background. I am 28 years old, single, no children, and I have my BSN,RN, and I have worked in L&D since graduation about 1.5 years. I absolutely LOVE my job and what I do, and am planning to be a travel nurse for a while to make some extra money and to see the US, as well as, gain some other experience.
I have been interested in nurse midwifery since being in nursing school
and this was a goal in the back of my mind. I am still very interested, but my question is this, I enjoy what I do now so much, do I really need to become a nurse midwife? While, I think I would enjoy being a midwife, I think I would also miss the bedside nursing, and I hope that my practice would allow me to continue with 1 on 1, bedside care, that may not always be the case. At this point, I can't see myself working in an office day in and day out as well as delivering babies in the ungodly hours of the day with no sleep, etc.
I really enjoyed school and took my time getting my BSN, so that is not a factor.
I guess I'm just thinking outloud here, any input would be greatly appreciated, thanks! Shelley