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    Default Postgrad midwifery vs bachelor of midwifery

    Hi all

    Just wondering if people could give me their thoughts.
    I am an RN who has been accepted into RMIT to do my postgrad in midwifery however yesterday I got accepted into ACU to do my bachelor of midwifery.
    Could someone let me know what they think the positives are for each?
    which would have less contact hours?

    Thanks in advance for the replies

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    Default Postgrad midwifery vs bachelor of midwifery

    Im not a nurse, but I would always say post grad over a second bachelor degree.
    Postgrad will (well should) have an expectation that you know the basics that you have already learnt in your first degree and probably established in clinical practice. Bachelor would presumably have people less experienced therefore info might be more basic.
    Postgrad also looks better on your cv than two bachelor degrees

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    Default Postgrad midwifery vs bachelor of midwifery

    Probably be close to the same... Can you get credit from the nursing degree?
    I know if I was to enrol in bmid, my uni would credit me 12 months worth so the degree would only take 2 years ..

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    Default Postgrad midwifery vs bachelor of midwifery

    What jellyfishie said!

    Eta-does post grad make you a CN?? Higher pay??

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    Default Postgrad midwifery vs bachelor of midwifery

    Post grad! Higher qual and most is on the job training

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ngaiz View Post
    What jellyfishie said!

    Eta-does post grad make you a CN?? Higher pay??
    Doesn't make you a CN, not sure about pay.

    do the postgrad for the number one reason of paid placements!!!!!
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    Default Postgrad midwifery vs bachelor of midwifery

    You will get post grad diploma allowance on top of base pay

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    do the postgrad for the number one reason of paid placements!!!!![/QUOTE]

    ^^^ This


    I'm doing bachelor of mid/nursing do so many hours of unpaid work and it sucks trying to also work part time. no time for anything else!

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    Default Postgrad midwifery vs bachelor of midwifery

    I'm doing the bachelor of Midwifery. If I had the option to do the postgrad would take it in a heartbeat. Just for the fact that placements are paid. We do a lot of placements throughout the degree and not getting paid for it does take it's toll financially.

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    Hi all


    Thanks for all the replies. I just want to point out - you don't always get paid placements with your postgrad when doing midwifery. Many hospital will only pay you for some days - ie. in a fortnight you may be required to do 7 shifts but you may only be paid for 3 shifts. Some hospitals you don't get paid at all.

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