Two Occupations (military or midwife nursing) Kathy Bocardo January 8, 2013
Advantages Military Mid-wife nursing • Job Security • Education • Travel • Training • Housing • Medical • Retirement • Job Security • Education • Training • Medical • Retirement
Before the Career Military Midwife nursing • Physical Education • General requirements for graduation • Volunteering or even joining sports. ( team work and leadership related) • Health classes • General requirements for graduation • Job shadowing for experience • Babysitting
Cost/ vocational school/ training Military Midwife nursing • High school diploma or GED • Must take ASVAB test. (armed services vocational aptitude test) • Basic training • complete a bachelor's of nursing (or related) degree; • complete a master's degree from a nurse practitioner program; • complete a nurse-midwifery program; • be licensed as a registered nurse; • be certified as a nurse midwife nurse practitioner; and • have strong interpersonal skills.
Schools with desired degree Military Midwife nursing • 100% tuition coverage • 51,300 in benefits • Education benefits Many schools have military programs and they are welled paid for. These are schools that have ROTC. • Oregon State University • Western Oregon University • University of Oregon • University of Portland • Portland State University • Eastern Oregon University • Birthingway College of Midwifery • This school is not the only school that has midwifing but it is one of the few that have a annual course. It is a small college but it is a very serious college. Grades have to be high and have to be prepared.
Salary Military Midwife nursing • If you know the pay grade of the job you are searching for you can narrow down this list to only view Military jobs that pay less than $30K, $30K-$50K, $50K-$80K, $80K-$100K, or more than $100K • The median expected salary for a beginning navy recruit in the United States is $15,998. • The median expected salary for a typical Certified Nurse Midwife in the United States is $93,119.
Length of training/degree military Midwife nursing • Certified nurse-midwives have bachelors degree in nursing, which generally take four years of schooling to earn. Then they go on to graduate school and study nurse midwifery, which takes one or two more years depending on where they go to school, for a total for five or six years of school. They generally have more years of school than direct-entry midwives.
Disadvantages Military Nursing midwife • You serve where you are sent. • You follow orders whether you agree with them, understand them, or not (provided they are lawful) • You may or may not be able to take your family with you. • You serve until your enlistment is up. • You wear what you are issued. • You eat what you are fed. • A major disadvantage of becoming a midwife is that you are on call all the time. • Another is that 50% of women change their minds toward the end of their pregnancy and go with doctors to deliver their babies.
My best choice for me. These two occupations are really good and I feel that they are both best for me, but I know that I am going to pick one. I honestly think that becoming a mid-wife would be a good choice for me because I would be able to stay close to family. I would be able to have a degree and have a place to work for a very long time and also, I will have a really good pay.
My decision for the best future I have said that midwife is the best choice for me as far as staying close to family and have a career that is close to home. But that will not be my choice for my future, I have chosen to join the military. Joining the military comes with great opportunities and is a great experience, although I will not want to leave family I know it is all going to be worth it. The benefits that comes with joining the military do make a big impression but what gives me the biggest impression is the pride that comes with it. I will be able to travel and experience new things and honestly that opens my eyes into see a better future for me.