Good grief! What a can of worms!
Well? I am just about to embark on my 3 years of DEM. Nursing isn't my field of interest, however, after I have completed BMid then I may do my RN because there are attitdues out there, and this thread proves it, that seem to think I wont be qualified enough.
A RN full time degree is 3 years.
A BMID full time degree is 3 years.
So 3 years studying lots ond lots of topics if you're doing nursing, or 3 years studying pregnancy, birth and antenatal care, it's issues, complications etc etc.......BMid is a specialised degree.
I have been the subject of ridicule by some 'older' generation nurses- telling me I wont be qualified, wont get a job, no one will want me at their birth because I wont be qualified- what do these people think I will be doing for 3 years?
And then I have have midwives (I used to be a doula) older and younger, be nothing but supportive, telling me wonderful DEM is etc etc.
I've found those that seem to feel threatened are more negative.
I dont understand the 'im more knowledgeable than you' arguement. It's stupid. Instead of worrying about that how about we all put our heads together, combine our knowledge, work together and ensure the best possible outcome for these mothers and their babies?
"I dont understand the 'im more knowledgeable than you' arguement. It's stupid. Instead of worrying about that how about we all put our heads together, combine our knowledge, work together and ensure the best possible outcome for these mothers and their babies?"
And so say all of us Roopee.
It will get there in the end I am sure. All changes in all areas of society take a bit of time and tweaking.
I'm studying at Newcastle, I had to a program called Open Foundation to see if I could get the entrance rank first. The University entrance rank was 92.01% the first year it was offered there (2011 was the first intake) and it went up to 94.45%.
I had to get 94.45% to be offered a place- they took the top 40 applicants out of an extremely wide area (quite a few hundred kilometres)- it's not a degree that any one can get into- to achieve an ATAR of 94.45% you need to have demostrated some level of commitment to study, some level of intelligence and a pretty high level of determination and drive to succeed.
These DEM's have not just 'fallen' into their professions, they have CHOSEN to study this- a lot of us are mature aged students (now I feel OLD) who have probably been wanting to do this for as long as they can remember.
Thankyou Roopee for your positivity, good luck with your career!
did you you ever find out what Stat score UTS requires? Ive also been trying to find out as a mature age applicant.....
Hi Hannahan sorry i havr t bern on here for a while , i didnt find out as i havent applied yet!!! I an pregnant again!!! But let me know how you go
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