Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Here's some info on Midwifery

I have been interested in nursing for a while... ever since I was a little girl, in fact. However, I wasn't sure what kind of nursing I wanted to do. There were soooo many different types of nursing! My aunt bought me a book on nursing and I looked through the book, but nothing seemed to 'pop' out at me. I put the book away until a year ago... and then Certified Nurse Midwifery 'popped'.

Here is my understanding of what it takes to get a CNM title. First of all, you have to get your Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN). Then, you take the National Council Lisensure Examination-Registered Nurse Test (that came right off Google, BTW!) to get your RN. You can read more about that HERE. Then, you go to a school for midwifery for two years. I think that while in midwifery school you are under a real CNM's supervision... I'm not sure about that though. Before taking the final test from American College of Nurse Midwives, you have to meet certain qualifications. Such as, being an active participant in 90 births and other things like that. I hope that all that made sense!

I haven't looked into schools or anything like that. Well, I did look into College Plus but, they don't have a BSN program :(. After I found that out, I figured that I'd just go the University in our city. But, all that is just speculation.

I have only researched going into the Certified Nurse Midwife thing, but I think that I should research other options. The above just sounds like a lot of work! I'm (Lord willing) going to take sign language classes and take the test to be a certified sign language interpreter. After that, I'll seek the Lord whether to go ahead with midwifery. I am glad that I know what I will do after sign language, though. That way, I won't be in the dark!


Eden said...

Moe, thanks for posting this information! It's great to hear you'll become a sign language interpreter! That sounds like a great job. Thanks again for the post. Blessings!

-Bess- said...

You've been awarded on my blog! =) Hope your summer is going great so far!

Metanoia said...

Hey there, just so you know. That is not the only route to go. You can also be a lay midwife. You can become a student to a birthcenter and begin training with only a high school diploma. It takes a few years but it is all hands on trining, with no schooling. I depends on what you want to do. If you want to work for a doctor or hospital you become a CNM but if you want to work for a birth center or do home births you become a lay midwife.

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