Hi all. I'm looking for education guidance here. I had been planning to enter a graduate-entry CNM program, as I should be finishing up my BA in Women's Studies in spring 2008. Now that STBX and I are divorcing, I'm going to be a single mom. All the grad-entry programs I can find require you to be full-time at least for the RN portion and highly recommend not working. I chose to pursue the CNM path because of the stability, the greater flexibility, and the extended legality. I also wanted to be able to make a difference in the births of women who choose a hospital birth, as most women do. I believe all women deserve a beautiful birth, no matter where it happens.
Anyway, is this going to be doable as a single mom? If I got accepted to a program, how would I be able to pay the rent, the bills, buy food? Does anyone know of a grad-entry program that has a part-time option for the whole thing, or a work-study option? I'm willing to relocate anywhere and I'm not too proud to go on public assistance if I need to. I just don't know if I'll qualify for public assistance since I'll have an AA and a BA, even as a single mom and a full-time student. Is it possible to work, even with these full-time programs? When I was in college before I married, I worked full-time and went to school full-time and did just fine. Would it be totally impossible once you add patient care plans, studying, and homework in there?
It makes me want to cry just to think about putting off midwifery school for a single year - I want it so badly! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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