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I would like to what path other Michigan based nurse midwives have followed.

I plan to become an RN and then further my education to ultimately become a nurse midwife. I would like to hear others stories of success in this endeavor to reassure that I have mapped out a good path.
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Reina’s Answer

If you are really determined about becoming a nurse midwife, as long as you do it out of passion then success will surely follow. It may not be an easy journey, but if that's what you really want to be as long as you will give your 100%, then I don't see any reason why you can't be successful at all. :) Good luck!!
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Katherine’s Answer

Most of my midwife (Certified Nurse Midwife-CNM) colleagues worked for several years as a RN in labor and delivery and also in outpatient obstetrics and gynecology. Most midwives work in both hospital and clinic based settings, many also work in humanitarian/relief based environments. After obtaining your RN (and hopefully you have the opportunity to do a BSN as many graduate programs require this), I would suggest obtaining in experience in any of the above settings, and to also work evening and night shift hours to give you a better picture of the lifestyle that comes along with being a CNM. If all of the above seems to suit both your lifestyle and continues to spark your passion for women's healthcare, start applying to graduate programs as soon as you are able, as many have waitlists. If you find the night shift hours don't suit you, becoming a WHNP (women's health nurse practitioner) or a NP (nurse practitioner) specialising in women's health may also be an excellent option!
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