Becoming a Doula and working as a doula through nursing school, good or bad idea?

  1. I hope it's okay to post this question in this forum because I was not sure where it would be best to put it.

    Would anyone suggest becoming a doula? I plan to continue with nursing and I was accepted into an adn program but I'm thinking I need to just finish prerequisites for a bsn program to fit my long term goals. So that's where becoming a doula comes into play. Since that would add a few semesters before I can even apply I was considering applying for a doula scholarship and taking the courses which would only be a few weeks long and then have continuing credits. I've always been super fascinated with birth and I am very passionate about women's health. I love working with new moms(I babysit and provide help with newborns). My dream is to become a nurse, get experience, then eventually try to specialize into either labor and delivery, women's health, or pediatrics. Then one day work for community health for women and infants and also get a lactation consultant credential.

    Does anyone have any suggestions on the best way to achieve my goals? Or just school/career advice? I apologize for the grammar. I'm currently writing this post while on break during my 3rd 12 hour night shift, so it might be a bit jumbled up.
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  3. by   HalfBoiled
    I would work as a CNA during nursing school.
    Better way to network and know the right people during the job search.