Trying to decide midwifery or RN??
I didn't realize you could be a CPM without being an RN. So I need to decide if I want to start my 2 year RN if i get in next month, or go straight for my CPM which is what I wanted to do originally!!
I am trying to get info on the programs too, they all seem to be read read read a ton of books and do reports. I'm not a "reader" lol
Becoming an RN gives you many options for your career and your future. Becoming a CPM does not give you the same flexibility. Once I had children, becoming an RN appealed to me because of the diversity of options that career path offered me.
I love what I learned while training to become a midwife, and I believe it helps me as a nurse - it's all good stuff. Midwifery is near and dear to my heart - and always will be. If having some flexibility and a degree that can be furthered is valuable to you, I would recommend nursing. You can continue on to midwifery. Or there are many other areas of nursing, too.
You can find all the information you need about how to become a CPM here: http://narm.org/certification/how-to-become-a-cpm/
I am currently going through the NARM process as a MEAC student (enrolled in the National Midwifery Institute). I just finished one apprenticeship and have ten births to go before I can sit for the NARM exam.