Just stopping in to see how all the CNM/future CNM students are doing:)
I wonder if anyone would like to chime in on my situation.....I totally have that last trimester pregnant brain and cant make a decision to save my life so I would love some insight!! Please, tell me what to do:) Keep in mind, Im "due" in 4 weeks with baby #3. My oldest will be starting 2nd grade, and my youngest now will be starting some kind of pre-k (per her request...no insistance!) in the fall. So in school time would give me some time for school, online or on campus.
I had always planned on becoming a CPM. They are legal and licensed in my state, and the CPM philosophy is completely in line with my views. I had a beautiful homebirth with a CPM and am planning another with this one. But, the catch is there is only one CPM within hours of where we will live. So basically its up to her to decide if I get an apprenticeship. She has already made comments like "well you have young kids so its better if you wait" Making me feel like she wont accept me becuase of my children. She also has a student working with her so her availability is always unknown. It could be years before she would even accept a new apprentice. So I have been thinking of starting a program to be come a CNM for a while. I want to be able to travel to a different state if I want, my dh and I plan to travel internationally once our kids are older and I would also liek to have the opportunity to be the "bread winner" in the family so my dh can be at home for a while if he chooses. So I want to make sure I have credentials that are accepted.
I have decided that Frontier is my first choice for a CNM program, plus I want to do the WHNP program once Im done with the CNM. I am now trying to decide if I want to do the bridge program or go ahead and get my BSN. I want to do the ADN then bridge proram but my dh wants me to do the BSN. The time frame is the same, but I think the cost woudl be more with the BSN.
His thinking is a BSN would give me more opportunity for a job if I wasnt able to start a CNM program. But my thinking is, a MSN would trump a BSN and its what I want to do. I have no interest at all in being a nurse, and I wont stop until I have reached my goal. I see the skills they are taught as being very valuable, but I cant have a job in which I dont have a passion for and i dont belive in. (thinking about giving babies loads of vax or dispensing loads of meds jsut because thats how things are done).....What are other's feelings on ADN and the Bridge program vs BSN and going straight to the MSN for the CNM?
Now here is where the crazy pregnant brain comes in. If I do the ADN I was thinking of starting one or two classes in June. Is it totally crazy to try and do two online classes for pre-rec's with a 2 month old?