Currently I'm a nanny, I also have my CNA, and have finished my nursing pre-requisites. I started off heading for nursing school, wanting to work L&D, and then later become a midwife with my own practice. Until last week, no one (as in teachers and mentors) had ever mentioned that I could become a midwife without being a nurse. If so I would have done this long ago, as I really don't like the idea of working for a hospital.
So anyway...here I am, trying to figure out all this new information I have available. I want to do homebirths, I want to be able to study on my own, but I'm just not clearly understanding the licencing, I think. I'm in CA and it seems the only option is for me to go through NMI to be licensed? But I really like the fact that I can get a degree from NCM. But if I go through NCM, how do I go about getting my license since it's not on the state's approved school list? I also don't understand what NARM has to do with any of it, or how a PEP works.
Can someone point me in the right direction or explain it all?