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Becoming a CNM

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by Nc_momma26 Nc_momma26 (New) New Pre-Student

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Hi I’m wanting to start the process into becoming a midwife and i was wondering if I should just go straight into a bachelors program or become a CNA or CMA first (my husband is military so I would be able to do one of these programs for free) gain experience while then going to school. Any advice would be helpful, I’m clueless as to where to start. 
 

but I’ve always admired this field and during my delivery my midwife was a godsend and pretty much saved my life. 

 

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klone has 14 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership.

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I would go right into a nursing program. However, in some states/some programs, they require you to get your CNA (or at least take the class) prior to starting the actual nursing classes.

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inthecosmos has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Varied.

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Straight into a BSN program. 

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Jedrnurse has 25 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in school nurse.

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I recommend that a person take a CNA course and see if they do well with hands on care before committing to a nursing program. Also, the experience can make you more comfortable in your clinicals.

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CalicoKitty has 8 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Med-surg.

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If you can take both, would probably help. The CNA work will help with your nursing clinicals and pay some of the tuition. Don't think those courses are too long and don't think it should hinder starting your nursing career. It will probably improve your chances of getting into a nursing program and your first nursing job to have the CNA experience. Getting into nursing programs is not always easy. Good luck!

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