I hope I am not in the wrong area but, as I am a pre-nursing student, I think I've found the right place! I am a 22 year old female who recently graduated with a BA in Psych in 2012. I also had my daughter around the same time and I realized after having her and getting involved in birthing methods and research, that I really feel called to become a CNM. I considered med school for awhile, but with a family to support I just don't really think it's realistic. I also have real problems with the philosophies of the medical model. I think nursing is a much better fit. I am starting my pre-reqs this summer and plan to apply to nursing programs in the TX area, mostly Bacc2s (accelerated) programs and then probably an AE program at UT. My question is what can I do to boost my chances of getting into nursing school? I know of course to get started volunteering and make good grades, but what else can I do to make my application stand out? I graduated cum laude witha 3.64 GPA and am a member of Phi Kappa Phi. Should I focus specifically on getting volunteer experience in OB/GYN and L&D, or should I try to shadow/volunteer in a wide variety of areas?
Thanks so much!