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kimiij, I want to tell you that reading your posts here and on the student midwives thread has inspired me to look into graduate entry cnm programs. So these last two days I've been very busy deciding which programs I want to apply to. I still plan on applying to the accelerated BSN program local to me. But I'm also going to apply to some grad entry CNM programs. Even though it may not be any different to do it as two seperate programs, somehow it feels different to be acutally applying to a CNM program.
Now I just have to take the GRE and get all kinds of references together. And I have to find a way to make my resume look a little better. Can I put my time as a SAHM on my resume? I mean it really is the hardest and most important job I've ever done. My resume is pretty pathetic. I mean that's why I'm going to grad school.
I have to keep reminding myself to take it one step at a time.
1. What type of program are you in
Right now I'm just taking my pre-req's...for the second time. I was in a nursing program 6 years ago, then dropped out when I decided I wanted to become a homebirth midwife. Then I got pregnant and realized that I didn't want to be on call 24 hours a day 7 days a week with my new baby. So now that my girls are a little older, I'm back on the nursing track with the goal of becoming a CNM. I have to retake all my pre-req's since they are only good for 5 years.
2. What classes are you taking this fall?
Human Anatomy, Microbiology, and Intro to Sociology
3. What are you looking forward to?
Finally being able to work as a midwife...and I'm looking forward to the financial stability this will create in our family.
4. What are you apprehensive about?
actually getting into a nursing program...seems like there are so many programs with enormous waiting lists
5. What have you been doing to prepare for the upcoming semester?
Just trying to schedule study time...Library time, and scoping out other good study places for when the library is closed. I don't study well at home. I get really distracted easily, so I find it's imperative for me to go somewhere else to study. For instance right now, I'm at home, surrounded by my books...I'm "studying" right now...except I'm on MDC instead
: So happy for you ShelleyD!!
Have you decided which schools you are going to apply to??
I don't have any BTDT advice for you about putting SAHM on your resume, but I think that if you make sure to highlight your strengths and your skills that you gained and utilized while you were SAHMing then that will only help you. I found this paragraph:
"The Schahn Project
December 1998 – Present
Raising four children, ages 18 months to 12 years and managing all our household activities, chores, meals, maintenance, remodeling/improvement projects, logistics and repairs. The skills I have strengthened while being at home full time include patience, compassion, delegation, organization, leadership, the ability to prioritize, negotiation, budget, project and time management and humility."
I found that here: http://www.leavingexcess.com/2008/07...ur-resume.html
I thought the way she did it was really clever and you could probably adapt this for your own purposes. Frankly, I think that schools are looking for all types of diversity, and having someone come from a SAHM background is a plus.
Mama to 2 Boys...Nurse and IBCLC to the rest of the world!
It's official I am no longer a pre-req/co-req taker I am a student nurse!!!!
I start on wedensday!!!!
Student nurse Mamma to Kaylum (3/01/2007) and wife to computer nerd DH .
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