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Hey, I'm just curious- did you have your interview at PhilaU yet? I'm interviewing next week and I'm so nervous!

Hey!

Did you have your interview?

How did it go?

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I did, I'll be starting in january! The interview was about an hour long. The interviewer was super sweet. Just be ready to answer why you chose midwifery, what your goals are, mostly just typical interview questions. Just show your passion and be yourself and you'll be fine!

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Thank you so much!

Good luck to you in your program!

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Hi biggolp1,

Not to burst your bubble, but I am dealing right now with the very concern you have. I graduated in 2001 from Frontier University (which at the time was not a University yet, so only offered a CNM certificate) and chose to do my Masters at Philadelphia U. for a Masters in Midwifery. At the time I never considered moving on for a DNP or EdD which is what I want now.

I practiced as a nurse (BSN) from 1991-2001, then as a MS CNM from 2002-2013, then did some L&D nursing again, and most recently took a job as a Nursing Instructor in an ADN program. They did ask if I had a MSN and I said no, because it is not. They accepted the MS because many places matriculate a Masters in Nursing as just a MS. (also, I clearly had the credentials, etc. needed). I have looked into pursuing first a DNP, and now a EdD, and I can tell you, it has been extremely difficult to get accepted anywhere. They all want that MSN, and they do not consider my MS in Midwifery to be equal. I am not interested in going back for a second masters degree, so for now, I am stuck. When I send emails and inquiries, I either get short, "We cannot accommodate you" type answers, or none at all. Since I was in Class 2 of the MS in Midwifery program at Phila U. I would love to know if any other grads have completed a terminal degree, and how/where they did it.

Be sure you have all the facts before you get into something you can't get out of. Back when I went through the program, they were sure the Masters in Midwifery would be huge and everyone would be offering it within a few years. Not so.

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LibraSunCNM has 10 years experience as a MSN and specializes in OB.

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Hi biggolp1,

Not to burst your bubble, but I am dealing right now with the very concern you have. I graduated in 2001 from Frontier University (which at the time was not a University yet, so only offered a CNM certificate) and chose to do my Masters at Philadelphia U. for a Masters in Midwifery. At the time I never considered moving on for a DNP or EdD which is what I want now.

I practiced as a nurse (BSN) from 1991-2001, then as a MS CNM from 2002-2013, then did some L&D nursing again, and most recently took a job as a Nursing Instructor in an ADN program. They did ask if I had a MSN and I said no, because it is not. They accepted the MS because many places matriculate a Masters in Nursing as just a MS. (also, I clearly had the credentials, etc. needed). I have looked into pursuing first a DNP, and now a EdD, and I can tell you, it has been extremely difficult to get accepted anywhere. They all want that MSN, and they do not consider my MS in Midwifery to be equal. I am not interested in going back for a second masters degree, so for now, I am stuck. When I send emails and inquiries, I either get short, "We cannot accommodate you" type answers, or none at all. Since I was in Class 2 of the MS in Midwifery program at Phila U. I would love to know if any other grads have completed a terminal degree, and how/where they did it.

Be sure you have all the facts before you get into something you can't get out of. Back when I went through the program, they were sure the Masters in Midwifery would be huge and everyone would be offering it within a few years. Not so.

novice7

Interesting, thanks for sharing your experience!

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biggolp specializes in Certified Nurse Midwife.

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Hi biggolp1,

Not to burst your bubble, but I am dealing right now with the very concern you have. I graduated in 2001 from Frontier University (which at the time was not a University yet, so only offered a CNM certificate) and chose to do my Masters at Philadelphia U. for a Masters in Midwifery. At the time I never considered moving on for a DNP or EdD which is what I want now.

I practiced as a nurse (BSN) from 1991-2001, then as a MS CNM from 2002-2013, then did some L&D nursing again, and most recently took a job as a Nursing Instructor in an ADN program. They did ask if I had a MSN and I said no, because it is not. They accepted the MS because many places matriculate a Masters in Nursing as just a MS. (also, I clearly had the credentials, etc. needed). I have looked into pursuing first a DNP, and now a EdD, and I can tell you, it has been extremely difficult to get accepted anywhere. They all want that MSN, and they do not consider my MS in Midwifery to be equal. I am not interested in going back for a second masters degree, so for now, I am stuck. When I send emails and inquiries, I either get short, "We cannot accommodate you" type answers, or none at all. Since I was in Class 2 of the MS in Midwifery program at Phila U. I would love to know if any other grads have completed a terminal degree, and how/where they did it.

Be sure you have all the facts before you get into something you can't get out of. Back when I went through the program, they were sure the Masters in Midwifery would be huge and everyone would be offering it within a few years. Not so.

novice7

Thank you novice!

Really appreciate it.

I wish you luck on your journey and hope you find a solution to the predicament you find yourself in.

I was told that NYU also graduates their midwives with a MS in Midwifery. Perhaps their graduates can help you.

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Thank you! I'll put some feelers out.

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On 12/3/2017 at 12:17 PM, miri17k said:

I did, I'll be starting in january! The interview was about an hour long. The interviewer was super sweet. Just be ready to answer why you chose midwifery, what your goals are, mostly just typical interview questions. Just show your passion and be yourself and you'll be fine!

I just had my interview yesterday afternoon and am so nervous. Literally didn't sleep last night. Did you start the program at Jefferson? I was wondering how you liked it. It's hard to find information from current students. 

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