[QUOTE=energizerbunny05]yes granted but i would highly doubt any hospital would cut an inexperienced cnm loose. there must be some sort of balance to compensate for being inexperienced. yes residents do deliver babies in hospitals. med school graduates have very little clinical experience when they begin assisting in deliveries. i just feel like some of the nurses here have the my way of obtaining my degree is the best way attitude. i dont know if its jealousy of the fact that these people complete it faster or what. im just reading some of the threads and the animosity is ridiculous. my cousin gets the same snotty comments from experienced nurses shes in an accelerated program for np as well i just tell her to ignore them and work hard. as nurses and nurses to be we should support eachother not bring eachother down. i plan on attending med school this summer and never plan on shooting down anyones dream
Sorry to have to disagree but it's not "jealousy", believe me. I think some growing up is in order for people to automatically say this without the experiences to back them up.
Energizer, If I wanted to be a CNM OR an MD I could, I have both the brains and ability. Most RN's do, that is a fact. Some are doing this as we speak. (including you, I read someplace else).
Personally, I CHOOSE not to do these things for many reasons. My time is way too valuable to be on-call all the time or to be chained to any job off duty. My family is and always will be first, nursing a distant 2nd. This is why I remain an RN and very proud of it. So, NOPE, I am NOT jealous or resentful. I am grateful; I think I have it very good. I take off when I want, take vacations with my spouse and kids several times a year and homeschool both my kids. I have my priorities set and am happy with them. Being an MD or CNM would upset the whole balance for me, and I am unwilling to go there.
Another thing: the fact is, the more real world experiences a person has, the more he or she brings to the table (or in other words, the clinical area). That is the bottom-line truth. Sorry if you happen to disagree. I have some years in the business and know a little bit about what I am saying here.
What is "ridiculous" to me is someone without any real experience saying these things about us or our opinions. NO one is wanting to "crush dreams", but perhaps is infusing some reality into the situation based on experience. Anyone who knows me here, knows I am more than encouraging to others wanting or needing it, but I also like to keep it real.
Have a good day and good luck in Med School to you. Like you said in another thread, if it does not work out or your priorities change, you "always have nursing to fall back on" as a BSN who graduated this year. Meantime, You have a few years to learn some things, and experience will be AT least as good a teacher as book learning will be, especially in medicine. (or nursing)