So I thought I had settled on going the CPM route, even going as far as enrolling in AAMI. But the more I think about it and the more I learn about CPMs in my state, I'm getting a little nervous. There is currently no legistlation for or against CPMs in Ct, but 2 midwives are currently facing Cease and Desist orders for practicing medicing w/o a license. The CPMs don't seem to be making any moves towards organizing and pushing for legistlation. I think there is some disagreement amongst themselve about whether they want it or not. With a young family the idea of prosecution is nothing to laugh about and now I'm unsure about the long-term security of a CPM.
So with all that said, I'm now looking into CNM programs and options, just feeling things out. I don't have a Bachelors degree, but do have some college, not sure how much would transfer at this point (almost 15 years ago). So lets be consevative and estimate that I have maybe a freshman's worth of credits that will trasfer. From my preliminary research, you can get an RN with an associates degree or go straight for the BSN. Within reasonable distance to me are 2 CNM programs, one that offers and RN (I think Assoc deg) to CNM program and the other offers either traditional BSN - CNM or any old bachelors to CNM program. The benefit would seem to be that I could start working a little sooner if I took the shorter RN course and start making some money to offset the tuition expenses... But I don't know if I'm missing some benefit of the BSN or if it would wind up taking much longer to get to the CNM. So if anyone who's been down any of these paths has any advice to share, i'd be very grateful!
Thanks for reading this whole long thing!!!