Confused about the process...

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Hello!

I am in my first semester in nursing school at TWU and eventually want to become a CNM. Is becoming a CNM a master's program or a seperate program?

This is the list of schools that I have that offers CNM programs. Can anybody tell me anything about them? Is it a two year program? I guess I just need more information about becoming a CNM.

University of Cali at SF

Yale

Georgetown University

University of Illinos at Chicago

University of Michigan

Columbia University

NYU

Case Western Reserve University

Oregon Health & Science

University of Pennsylvania

Marquette University

Thanks!

beckinben

beckinben, CNM

189 Posts

Becoming a CNM almost always requires a master's degree. It is usually a 2 year program full time.

My suggestion would be to go to the American College of Nurse Midwives website at http://www.acnm.org or http://www.midwife.org and click on the tab that says "Become a Midwife." There is lots of great information there, including links to every school that offers midwifery education.

Good luck!

mommy2boysaz

mommy2boysaz

Specializes in OB. Has 10 years experience. 288 Posts

Yes, becoming a CNM involves getting a master's degree. I am currently in the Frontier School of Midwifery & Family Nursing's Bridge program, which allows me, with an Associate's degree in nursing, to get my Master's and become a CNM in 3 years. It sort of "bridges" the Bachelor's degree. So, it's one year shorter, generally, which also means one less year of tuition!

Check out Frontier's web site, also. It's a wonderful, historical school and uses distance learning, so much of the program is done from home, including your clinicals, which can be done in your community.

Good Luck!!

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