Frontier's website says "One year of nursing experience. The admissions committee may consider other significant experience in health care."
Maybe it's a new requirement, or maybe they accepted her other experience. I looked around at other places and I guess there are some that you can go straight into from BSN (some are hard to tell because they are requirements for the MSN's in general and there may be more requirements for CNM specifically that aren't listed), maybe I just had that in my head since the one I was looking at required it
I am curious if you can give specific things that were hard for the non-L&D nurse CNM's?? To be honest I'd probably go straight into a graduate program if mine would let me, even though I know that L&D experience first would help in a lot of ways. I am impatient... just my BSN will have taken me 4 years by the time I'm done (I go part-time since I have little ones at home & I am able to financially[well, with loans!]). -(edit: I should have said I have a previous BA degree in another field, so this is in addition to the whole fist round of college)- Add a couple more for CNM and that's 6 years! I think I'd rather work out the difficulties in the beginning than add another year or two to my path- that would be pretty difficult too. Wonder which would be harder? I don't think I will, but if I end up having the option to go straight into a CNM program, I'd like to know what kinds of things I should put special emphasis on to help avoid the problems that you have seen.
PS- working during grad school is another option