has 11 years experience as a BSN, DNP, CNM and specializes in RN CNM DNP.
Just a regular gal loving helping women and supporting physiologic birth with shared decision making and evidence-based care. It doesn't matter where you go to school as long as you have supportive advisors without that it will be a long and heavy road. Do not ignore warning signs and be a warrior of your education. Do not let anyone including professors dictate your worth and do not let anyone dictate what your future will be like. You are the only one that can decide what your future will be. Don't ever give up on your dream.
Did you get in? I am a student midwife waiting to begin my courses. i have added a new Facebook page for information and to gather together especially those who also have a doula background like myself
Facebook Stop on by and tell me how you heard about the page, what your goals are or just to share experiences while you travel on your path to becoming a midwife
I would like to suggest that those who are worried about finding a preceptor keep or get your foot in the door at your local teaching hospital Get to know your nurses and midwives. I think the odds will be in your favor if you network a little. The midwives and doulas I've met love to teach I guess I'll learn all of the criteria for the midwifery school I attend later but I think it comes down to 'who you know' Work as a volunteer doula then some of the midwives will have established a trust with you
Were these personal friends or are you obtaining your information from this forum? I live in a big metro so have a better chance of finding a preceptor plus I have networked as a nurse and doula so I would imagine those in the more rural communities might find it a difficult task I have read here on Allnurses that a few had to travel to a neighboring city to find a preceptor I have not read anything pertaining to the student not finding one at all.