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I've canned my entire college plans. I currently work as an IT and was going to school for it as well. I hate it. Hate hate hate it. I've always wanted to be a midwife but just did not think it was attainable in any situation in life I've been in so far. Well I believe now is finally my time. I've found a nursing program near me that I can get my BSN then move to my MSN eventually somewhere else to become a Midwife. I have a long long long journey ahead of me but I can't even explain how excited I am. I seriously could be around pregnant or laboring women all day I love it so much. I can work still while doing my pre-reqs then if I get accepted I'll focus solely on school. We're going to have to put baby #2 on the back burner for awhile. We were looking to try again next year but that would line up with me possibly being in nursing school and that's just not smart =). Anyways, I'm not really sharing anywhere at the moment, only D and my mom know at the time cause I want to see everything fall into place with getting into school before I start blabbing.
You can DO IT!
I just graduated with my ADN in May and took my RN boards on Tuesday (And passed! I'm an RN!) But I had many of the same reservations as you did. I was also not so hot with math and science and I thought nursing would be "too hard" for me. Well, it was a challenge but I found out that it is my PASSION. When you love doing what you do.. it gives you the motivation you need to succeed.
If this is what you want, go for it! There are a lot of great programs out there that allow you to go part-time. I've also been toying with the idea of midwifery but there isn't any place close to my hometown that offers it as a Masters program. I've been leaning towards Nurse Anesthetist recently.. but we'll see. I start working towards my BSN this fall and I plan on doing it bit by bit.. little at a time.
I'm not sure of your line of interest, but the Air Force has a program called HPSP that will pay you $2100 A MONTH while you are in school for your Masters, and they will also pay the full cost of school and provide health insurance! After, you have a sure job with the Air Force as a midwife....
Oh I'm prior Navy and have no desire to go back in. I loved my time that I served but it's past me and no longer something I would want to do. I have my GI bill so I'll be receiving benefits while going to school.