What major would i choose if i wanted to become a nurse midwife?
Although it's probably still early, i am a sophomore i am high school, i've been invited into a program that is basically setting me up in the top universities/colleges and i've been doing research. I'm still a bit confused on majors and stuff like that but just know the basics will help a lot! Thank you! college university science double-major entrepreneurship physics nursing midwife
Joselyn a nurse midwife can be a woman's primary care provider, particularly from puberty through middle age. In their practices, nurse-midwives focus on reproductive and gynecologic health, pregnancy and childbirth. They provide services like gynecological exams, prenatal care, family planning guidance, delivery support and neonatal care. Effective nurse-midwives are compassionate, responsible and capable of managing stress. Nurse midwives work in hospitals, private practices, birthing centers and home birth services. They must maintain their state-level RN licensure, and, in some cases, they must hold additional certification or licensure to work as an advanced practice nurse. Nurse-midwives can pursue the Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM) credential through the American Midwifery Certification Board.
EARN YOUR BACHELOR'S DEGREE IN NURSING
Getting licensed as a nurse midwife first requires the candidate first become a registered nurse. This usually involves obtaining a bachelor's degree in nursing from an accredited nursing college. Nursing degree programs typically require certain prerequisites in the first two years of coursework, including chemistry and biology, prior to beginning the nursing curriculum. The final two years of the program incorporate nursing courses in family and community health, nursing practice science, and ethics. The curriculum also incorporates clinical rotations in major health disciplines under the supervision of a preceptor. Midwife degree programs generally require applicants to have a history of academic excellence in their undergraduate programs. Applicants generally need to have maintained a minimum 3.0 GPA, especially in science courses and core courses of the nursing degree.
COMPLETE YOUR MIDWIFE EDUCATIONAL PROGAM AND LICENSING
Before RNs can enroll in a midwifery degree program, they must typically acquire relevant experience in midwifery or women's health. Admission boards might prefer applicants with at least one year of registered nursing experience. Working in a labor and delivery ward in a hospital is one way to obtain the kind of experience midwifery programs prefer. A women's clinic can also provide appropriate experience in women's health care. Licensing as a nurse midwife typically requires completion of a graduate program in midwifery that's accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education. Graduate degree programs in midwifery let students advance their midwife skills both academically and clinically. Most programs are two years in length and confer a master's degree. Courses include all aspects of pregnancy and birth, physical and pelvic assessments, neonatology, postpartum care, and clinical practice. Graduates of state-approved or accredited professional nursing programs can generally apply to take the state examination for licensure as an RN. State requirements vary, and some states offer alternative demonstrations of competence for graduates of schools that aren't state-approved. Generally, a registered nurse who holds a license in one state can apply for licensure in another state by endorsement rather than taking each state's examination.
NIRSE MIDWIFE EMPLOYMENT OUTLOOK AND SALARY INFORMATION
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicted that the number of jobs for nurse-midwives would grow 16% from 2018-2028, which is significantly faster than average (www.bls.gov). The BLS went on to note that nurse-midwives likely would be in high demand in rural and inner-city areas during the same period. The average Certified Nurse Midwife salary in the United States is $111,000 as of October 28, 2020, but the range typically falls between $102,250 and $126,000. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession.
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