Wednesday, June 24, 2009


So, I started thinking about going to back to school a LONG time ago. Never did because I didn't know what I'd want to be when I grew up.

MamaBear started nursing school (or was it pre-nursing stuff??), I think to be a CNM (certified nurse midwife) but had a hard time making it work with her family.

Well. The more I've thought about it, the more I've thought about doing the same. Delivering babies? Sign me up. I love babies.

So I looked up my transcript at UVU where I went a bazillion years ago. Even though I majored in party, didn't apply myself, and generally was a PITB for my teachers, AND I dropped out during my last semester there, I still have a 3.72 GPA. Not the best, but not the worst it could've been either given the circumstances of my life at the time.


I did briefly think about just becoming a midwife through a midwifery school, but those don't usually have hospital privileges and, even though I'd classify myself as semi-crunchy these days, I'm not about to home birth. Too many what ifs. I believe labor and birthing should have as few interventions as possible, or as requested/demanded by the patient and circumstances, but I believe it should be in a hospital because "what if." That 20 minutes to the ER/NICU might make the difference between life and death, y'know?


Still thinking. Haven't even talked it over with hubby yet. He wants to go to school, too, but hasn't figured out what he'd want to be either. *sigh*


Kristina P. said...

I think you should pursue it, if it's possible for your family.

steph k said...

You could BOTH go to school! YAY! :D I miss college.Then I remind myself of what the Boy is going through right now.

MamaBear said...

i went back to obtain an RN, not so much worrying about CNM for the now. and it's a great goal to pursue.

the drawback for me is this: you have to spend a year working basically as a CNA (nurse assistant) during nursing school. and they tell you that you WILL be sick most of that year. and my immune system just isn't up to that.

i did get a CNA and i loved all the classes i took and all that i learned. still trying to figure out what to pursue; pharmacist was on the table seriously until i learned it required graduate studies for 3 more years. ouch!

good luck!

stewbert said...

Thanks for the feedback. :)

kadyb said...

Pharmacist was on my list at one time, too. It's a good career, if you can hack all the years of school!

The Boob Nazi said...

Pharmacy is rough. You should SEE those book they have. Ay! But good for you considering going back to school. If I didn't do it right after I graduated, there's no way I'd ever go back.

stewbert said...

Kadyb, I didn't know that. Things you learn about your mother ... ;)

Boob Nazi, this would actually be my second? or third? return to college. haha. But I didn't have a plan the other times and got sick of wasting time and the school's money (yay for scholarships).