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  1. msmayflowers

    Vanderbilt question

    For a complete list, look at the MSN Student Handbook, print them out, and compare. http://www.nursing.vanderbilt.edu/current/handbook.pdf[/url]
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    Am I too old to become a CNM

    Go for it!! Your nursing and life experiences will make you a great midwife. I would not choose a midwife in her 20's or even early 30's personally!! I am 34 and will be a CNM in May 2012, when I am 36. I had my daughter at 31 - a planned homebirth with a wonderful (50-something) midwife, and I decided I wanted to do the same... I am still a spring chicken, and so are you. Midwives with time and experience under their belts are so much more valuable than those fresh out of school - who have only seen and attended the few births they are required to for school... I think you would be VERY marketable as a CNM. Good luck and enjoy your new career!!
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    Vanderbilt question

    I am not sure what you are looking at, but if you download the student handbook, print out the curriculum plans for both, you will see that ALL of the midwifery courses are in the dual program. There are a few FNP courses that are not in the dual program, but that's because they would be duplicating the same content from the Midwifery courses. So, like I said, the dual program is the Midwifery program in its entirety, plus the necessary FNP courses to be certified in that as well. All the midwifery students are in the same courses together for the year, then dual people have the FNP courses together in the last semester of their program, after the Midwifery people are done. There are only about 20 or so Midwifery/dual students in each year.
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    Vanderbilt question

    I am in Vanderbilt's dual Nurse-Midwifery/FNP program currently. The specialty year consists basically of 4 semesters of midwifery training (with a several FNP courses thrown in) and a full semester of only FNP courses and clinical preceptorship at the end. You basically finish your midwifery training and then complete the FNP portion in one semester... So you get all the necessary coursework and clinical hours for both specialties. I came into Vandy with just midwifery and added on FNP because it will allow me to treat the entire families of my birth clients, and I would like to have my own practice someday treating the entire family. I have heard other CNM's say that they often do "treat" the husbands and other children of their birth patients, but they can't bill for it... with FNP you can. So, in a sense, you are using both degrees even though CNM is your main one. There may also be places you can use both in more equal combination, it just might take some explaining of your dual degrees to future employers. Good luck!
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    Frontier CNM after previous FNP?

    Klone, yes, I am looking at the Frotier post-MSN certificate for Midwifery. There are still tons of classes on there that I will have already taken. I just wonder about how well those might transfer. I might do better to call Frontier myself and inquire. howsoon: Vandy is all on-campus for MSN the first year for non-nurses (Pre-Specialty year of the "bridge" program). After that, most specialties have block schedules where you are to be on campus 3-4 days of each month. Most of the classes are done online for those, but you do have to attend every month for that bit. Hope that helps!
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    Frontier CNM after previous FNP?

    Can anyone tell me how easy it is to transfer credits from the MSN to Frontier? I am enrolled in Vanderbilt currently and thinking of the possibility of completing the FNP first and then doing the Certified Nurse-Midwife program at Frontier years down the road. Do the general MSN courses transfer easily? Or would I have to take all those courses again later? I can do the CNM and FNP at once at Vandy, but I doubt I will use both at once. I think I might want to work as an FNP for the years while I my kids are young, then working on the CNM later... I would think the life experience as a nurse practitioner and the past courses would allow me to finish the program in less than 2 years, but I have no idea. Any thoughts or info would be appreciated. Thanks!
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