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Author Prospective Student looking for advice



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Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:06 pm

Hi everyone, 

I'm new here and I hope this post is ok.

I am a 33 year old mum of 4 and would really like to study to become a midwife but this would all be completely new to me as prior to being a stay at home mum i was a travel agent.

I am after some advice as to the best way to go about becoming employable in the industry, I'm wondering if I should perhaps do a qualification as an enrolled nurse or a patient care assistant first so i could gain working experience while studying a degree?

I'm a bit lost at where to start and hope its ok to ask here for advice. It seems everyone here is already either working or studying.

I live in Darwin and have been told they dont do an enrolled nurse qualification up here.

Would greatly appreciate any advice anyone has.

Thankyou for your time



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Jun 12, 2013, 03:29 pm

It depends- i know their is a high drop out rate in Nursing after first year (in particular first placement) because people get on placement and don't like the personal care- eg showering, toileting aspect of Nursing or things like blood. I worked as an AIN prior to doing Nursing and have continued to work in the field since i started studying and have found it very helpful for Nursing although i don't know how much of a help it would be in straight mid. I don't know what it's like in Darwin but my understanding in Victoria is that the straight Bachelor of Mid is being fazed out. Doing the double in mid and Nursing would definitely give you more employment opportunities and is only an extra year as well.

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