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Trying to decide midwifery or RN??

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I am new to this site and in dire need of some advise from anyone who is into their training and apprentice, I have 3 kids and my husband is a head football coach soooo I am a "little" busy!! My son plays college football at The University of Texas so in the Fall I am crazy busy in the weekends! I am very nervous the load will be too much! I would start this summer with my studies!! HELP
post #2 of 5

If RN is an option for you, why not start with that and then go for a CNM?

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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

post #4 of 5

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.
 

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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.

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