Hi, Just wondering if I could get some updated advice from nurses, midwives and educators regarding working as a midwife now days.
I have just turned 40 and need to get back in the workforce after having my children who are nearly all off to school. I am pretty passionate about becoming a midwife, however after all the research I have done so far, I'm now getting confused as to which way to go about it.
I am aware that I would need to do the Diploma of Nursing initially to gain entry into BMid or Nursing or the double degree Nursing/Mid.
Considering I want to be a midwife, should I head down the BMid path at ACU, or would I be better off doing the dual degree?
Also, to become a Maternal Child Health Nurse, is it correct that you have to be a RN and have Midwifery?
Am I more likely to get a job in Mid with the dual degree, or does it make no difference?
I have noticed that Monash and some other unis have ditched the BMid, and are only doing dual. Is this an indication do you think of the need to do a dual degree?
If I did do the Div 2 Nursing, then BMid, what would I then be required to do to be Div 1 Nurse too?
Thanks for any comments in advance.....