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Author Inspiration desperately required to become a midwife



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Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:07 pm

I would really like to hear about other women who have studied while they have kids.

How did you manage it all? what sort of hours working / studying are required ?

I am 35 and have 2 boys (3 and 6) and want to apply to do the 3 year bachelor of midwifery at UQ next year. I have never applied for uni and will be doing so through alternative entry as I left school in year 11. I am currently doing the prerequisite subjects via correspondance and will do the stat test for an entry score.

The PCA looks difficult - should I do one of those too?

My partner is also a shift worker and I live just outside brisbane so will have to travel to Ipswich. When I write it down like this it sounds crazy and unattainable so please someone inspire me that this can be done! Surely I'm not the first woman to overcome these obstacles to achieve a



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Jul 25, 2009, 10:51 am

It certainly is possible!!!! I started my nursing degree, and had to defer a semester when I had my daughter, I then went back part-time when she was 7mnths old, so maybe look into starting off part time and see how you go? I also have a husband who does shiftwork, so I would always try to juggle my class times around his shifts if possible, do you have much support ie grandparents/friends who can babysit at short notice for you? I found clinicals were the hardest times, normal uni time was okay as I was only doing 1-2 subjects a semester when I was part time, so it wasn't too many face to face hours.. I am now working as a new grad at a major sydney hospital, it is definitely possible to do..



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Feb 16, 2010, 08:46 pm

Dear Castor and Cam:

I always wanted to deliver babies...however i never thought of nursing and ended up doing a B. of Medical Science, its not even close to want i would like to do so i decided to study to become a midwife. Do you have any recomendations? I have looked at the 3 yr course with UTS or the distance degree with OUA for 2 yr to become a RN and then do an extra yr at UWS for the Midwifery course. The second option is quite tempting as I would believe it alows me to work and study, would you know when do the practicals take place?

I dont have chn yet but i am getting married at the end of the year so I do not wanna put all the weight on my future husband while I study.

Appreciate the words of wisdom.



  • Joined: Aug 2010
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Aug 19, 2010, 02:42 pm

Cam, you can do it. Let your family be an inspiration. Achieving your dream is very much possible.

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