Any WOMEN'S HEALTH NURSE PRACTITIONERS out there?

  1. Hey everyone: I'm beginning Columbia's entry to practice MSN/NP program in May. I applied as a Women's Health speciality and I was just wondering if anyone had any advice on how marketable WHNPs are in California (or anywhere, for that matter). I'm contemplating doing a dual speciality in WH and Adult NP to make myself more marketable yet I know that my real passion is in WH but, I would like to be able to get a job once I'm done. Any advice? Thank you!
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    Joined: Dec '06; Posts: 22

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  3. by   sirI
    Hello, Elle,

    I responded to your private message.
  4. by   Susyq25
    I"m a WHNP in CA. PM me and we can talk.
  5. by   dmat317
    Hello I am trying to decide between CNM and WHNP. If you are a either can you please tell me if you are satisfied working in the field and also salary information. Thanks a bunch from California.
  6. by   beckinben
    Quote from dmat317
    Hello I am trying to decide between CNM and WHNP. If you are a either can you please tell me if you are satisfied working in the field and also salary information. Thanks a bunch from California.

    Here's the main question to ask yourself - do I want to catch babies? Do I want to take care of women in labor? That is the main difference between a CNM and a WHNP. If you don't have any experience with laboring women, I would suggest you get some before you make the decison. You might love it, you might hate it. Get a job in labor and delivery, or become a doula. That will help you make a decision.

    Personally, I love being a midwife. It's not for everyone, though. I have challenges and I have bad days. Just like most midwives I know. But I still love it.

    You can find some salary info here - http://www.acnm.org/careers.cfm

    Becki (CNM)

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