hi all!i originally posted this in the speciality tab, but i think that was the wrong place (newbie mistake :)). i have felt a calling to midwifery since i started learning more about the birth process, birthing options, and norms in the us while pregnant with my daughter last year. i want to devote my life to empowering women with the knowledge and support to have the best pregnancies and births possible. i will be applying to 2011 accelerate bsn or direct-entry bsn/ms programs, and am interested in hearing your advice on what i can do to make my nursing application stronger. i am currently a cpa, and work in the finance department of an international human rights ngo. my undergrad gpa is 3.74, and i am working towards a 4.0 in my prereqs. i work full-time, and my husband has a very consuming job that requires much of his time in the evenings and on the weekends, so as a new mom, i have not had much time to pursue opportunities to gain birth or other relevant nursing experience. i also admittedly have a serious lack of volunteering or community involvement in the recent past, something that i unfortunately can't do much about at this point. i do have some recent civic involvement, consisting mostly of work on the obama campaign, and i am currently getting involved with doing some volunteer fundraising for a local birth center. i also have some international volunteer teaching experience within the last 10 years, though nothing in the medical field. i am currently in the process of becoming a doula, and hope to become certified in the next few months. once certified, i plan to volunteer with a local hospital, or find couples who could not otherwise afford a doula.was/is anyone else in the same position of making a major career change, and how did your application process go? thanks for any input you may have.