spookygrrrly: (zombie)
+ It's nice to finally know what you want to do with your life.

- It is a pain in the ass to know that you are going to have to wait 2-3 years to get started.


I haven't talked about this much except with a select few people but I've been concidering going into nursing for a while. Actually I've been kicking around the idea for several years but wasn't sure if it was a direction I wanted to go in. Partially I've been waiting because life hasn't been working out for me to be in school (for one various reason or another) and partially because I wasn't sure what area of nursing I would like to go into. I know plenty of areas that I would HATE such as being an ER nurse, or geriatrics...ok I probrably wouldn't HATE geriatrics I just don't really have a desire to care for the elderly. The main area that interested me was working with babies and delivery but I have no desire (or money) to become a Dr.

Then...I got pregnant. I didn't even really know that there was such a thing as a Licenced Nurse Midwife untill it was an option for me to go to one while at Group Health. The women in the midwifery at Group Health were AWESOME. I loved that I was able to have a midwife and loved the low invasive family centered approach to being pregnant and delivery. Even when I had to be referred to an OB/GYN because of O'Little One being breech the midwives were still there during my surgery and checked on me in the hospital so I would have a familiar face as an advocate for me and O'Little One. The more I thought about it the more I liked the idea of becoming an LNM myself. There is a ton more that has been going into this decision but it would take too long to type so maybe the whole story will come out one day.

Right now though The Husband needs to get his schooling done first...that should be 2-3 years and then I'll be able to go back to school. On the plus side there is such a nursing shortage that I should be able to get most of my school paid for. On the minus side becoming a LNM means that not only do I need to get my BS in nursing but then get my Masters in Nurse Midwifery. Hey...at least I have a plan. :)

Though I'm thinking of seeing if they need any voluteers at the midwifery clinic at Group Health and other clinics in the area. I figure if I spend some time volunteering and really see what the job entails will help me see if this is really the path I want to take. Though at least I'll get to be around bunches of pregnant women and babies which will totally rock.

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