Midwife question...Help

  1. I'm so glad I found this as I have many questions...so, I will be graduating next June with my ADN and want desperately to become a Certified Nurse Midwife. I have decided that I am going to go with a bridge program (Frontier is the only one I know of right now) to get my MSN. Now these might be some naive questions but I have to ask, because I can't find the info anywhere. First, how long is the bridge program? Basically, how many years does it take to complete the process of ADN to MSN? And also, once I have my MSN do I have to then enter a midwifery program after getting my MSN? Or will I be a Certified Nurse Midwife once I receive my MSN? I just don't get it. If anyone can steer me in the right direction I would be eternally grateful...I've been going at trying to figure this out for a long time now.

    Thanks in Advance!!
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  3. by   Sarah Hay
    Can you go from ADN to MSN? I thought you might need to have your BSN first. I can be wrong, and probably am. I just read about midwifery in the Maternity Text and here is some information:
    "In the United States, certification of midwives is through the American College of Nurse-Midwives, the professional association for mid-wives in the United States."
  4. by   Bella Luna
    Hi,

    I'm on the path to nurse-midwifery as well. :heartbeat
    The ADN to MSN bridge at Frontier is a twelve month program.
    After you complete the MSN program and pass the ACNM certification exam, you will be a certified nurse-midwife.
    Check out Frontier's website at www.midwives.org for more details about their specific program.

    Hope that helps!
  5. by   GOMER42
    Quote from Bella Luna
    Hi,

    The ADN to MSN bridge at Frontier is a twelve month program.
    The twelve months are towards a BSN. The site states that the courses are completed over twelve months in four 12-week terms, prior to the start of the student's designated specialty track in the master's program.
  6. by   moodyred01
    The bridge program ADN- MSN is 12 months. You then enroll to become a CNM which is 24 months, I believe.

    I've looked into this too. I've heard Frontier is one of the more pricey schools though.

    Most ADN-BSN programs are 12 months after which you could go to a regular BSN-CNM program for the same amount of time. The only difference is you don't end up with a MSN and a CNM.
  7. by   Neveranurseagain
    Quote from jujumama333
    I'm so glad I found this as I have many questions...so, I will be graduating next June with my ADN and want desperately to become a Certified Nurse Midwife. I have decided that I am going to go with a bridge program (Frontier is the only one I know of right now) to get my MSN. Now these might be some naive questions but I have to ask, because I can't find the info anywhere. First, how long is the bridge program? Basically, how many years does it take to complete the process of ADN to MSN? And also, once I have my MSN do I have to then enter a midwifery program after getting my MSN? Or will I be a Certified Nurse Midwife once I receive my MSN? I just don't get it. If anyone can steer me in the right direction I would be eternally grateful...I've been going at trying to figure this out for a long time now.

    Thanks in Advance!!
    Have you tried googling Frontier Midwifery? Or just googling Nurse Midwifery schools? There is a mountain of info!
  8. by   CEG
    There are lots of bridge programs out there at traditional schools. Also many offer admission to grad programs without a BSN, you just need to take extra classes that fullfil the requirements of the BSN. I do not have a BSN but I am finishing my masters this week because I did a direct entry program.

    Also check out the website www.allnursingschools.com I used it when I was finding direct entry midwifery schools and it was very helpful.
  9. by   Bella Luna
    Quote from GOMER42
    The twelve months are towards a BSN. The site states that the courses are completed over twelve months in four 12-week terms, prior to the start of the student's designated specialty track in the master's program.
    The twelve months are in lieu of a BSN. The Frontier program doesn't award a BSN. But yes, if you have an ADN you have to finish the bridge (12 months) before you can begin the MSN courses. Sorry if my post was misleading.
  10. by   JentheOBRN
    Also try UCSan Francisco at http://nurseweb.ucsf.edu/www/spec-mwf.htm they have an ADN to CNM program that I will apply for. I graduated 2 years ago and am working in OB before I apply for CNM school. They like it if you have some OB experience. But its not mandatory.

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