Science courses like biology, microbiology, chemistry, human anatomy and physiology are typical prerequisites to most midwifery programs. Courses in nutrition, algebra and statistics, lifespan development, English composition, sociology, and psychology are also helpful and often required.
A bachelor’s degree in nursing sets you up for a smooth transition into a graduate midwifery program. In fact, most midwifery programs are in schools of nursing, and some programs require applicants to be registered nurses (RNs) prior to entry into midwifery school. A degree in women's studies, anthropology, sociology, or psychology may be useful in your future work as a midwife. Most midwifery programs for non-nurses will provide a basic nursing education prior to midwifery training. This path involves an extra year of school, but can result in a more diverse and well-rounded education
Participate in extra-curricular activities that are related to health care, such as volunteering at local health clinics or women's health centers. Read books that describe the lives of present day American midwives.
Talk with practicing midwives, women's health nurse practitioners, doulas, and childbirth educators in your local community.
More information in: http://www.midwife.org/For-College-Students
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