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CNM and WHNP dual program

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Does anyone know of any good online schools that offer certified nurse-midwifery and woman's health nurse practitioner in the same program?  And if they offer a post-masters certificate option that'd be even better! I'd really love to get both certifications at the same time but I don't want to spend a fortune going to Georgetown. Thanks!

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A CNM can do everything a WHNP can do, plus catch babies. I can't think of anything to gain by having both. Is there a specific reason you want both? I would think a better dual cert would be CNM and FNP if you want a broader knowledge base. 

I've also thought that CNM/WHNP and psych NP would be a useful combo, at least for the pt population i take care of. Women often struggle to find psychiatric/addiction care during pregnancy, which is a time when many need it most. 

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Wow that's a very good point, I actually love that idea about the psychiatric/addiction part. You have actually given me something to think about, thanks! 🙂 

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On 2/7/2019 at 8:53 AM, cayenne06 said:

A CNM can do everything a WHNP can do, plus catch babies. I can't think of anything to gain by having both. Is there a specific reason you want both? I would think a better dual cert would be CNM and FNP if you want a broader knowledge base. 

I've also thought that CNM/WHNP and psych NP would be a useful combo, at least for the pt population i take care of. Women often struggle to find psychiatric/addiction care during pregnancy, which is a time when many need it most. 

Only benefit...saves a looooooooong conversation.  🤣🤣

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On 2/7/2019 at 5:53 AM, cayenne06 said:

A CNM can do everything a WHNP can do, plus catch babies. I can't think of anything to gain by having both. Is there a specific reason you want both? I would think a better dual cert would be CNM and FNP if you want a broader knowledge base. 

I've also thought that CNM/WHNP and psych NP would be a useful combo, at least for the pt population i take care of. Women often struggle to find psychiatric/addiction care during pregnancy, which is a time when many need it most. 

I actually know a CNM who is also a PMHNP and works for an addictions center for pregnant women. Such a cool, unique role, although so narrow that it might be difficult to find a job everywhere.

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Frontier is just extra clinicals for the WHNP portion. I know UCSF has a dual program, but I don't think it's online.

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