West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
I love being a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM). Yes, it is stressful, and the hours are sometimes grueling and very unpredictable, but I can honestly say even after all these years, I still have a skip in my step when I walk into the office each morning.
I've been practicing as a CNM since 1995, but didn’t land my dream job until 2010 when I became the lead midwife for the practice I currently work for, ObGyn Specialists of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, Fl. I have the unique opportunity and privilege of being paid a handsome salary to meet and get to know new people/patients every day. But the icing on the cake is delivering their babies and watching the sheer joy and ecstasy that overcomes everyone in the room at the moment of birth. There is nothing like it.
Here’s just a bit of what we can cover in our PivotPlanet session(s):
• How to choose the best college program specific to your experience, your expectations and your needs.
• How to self-evaluate and ask the important questions one needs to ask themselves before committing to a career as a CNM.
• Discuss and explain in detail the duties and responsibilities of a CNM.
• How to be successful as a novice CNM.
• How to develop a practice and how to market oneself within a practice.
I have a natural ability to connect with women and their families. I am often told I am warm, easy to talk to, but yet I am honest and I "shoot from the hip". People appreciate
I worked as an RN at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for the first four years of my nursing career. I wanted to become an advanced practice nurse, but I didn't have any passion for cancer nursing. I was good at my job and therapeutic and effective with my patients, but I often felt depressed and flat after a hard day’s work and dealing with the anguish and pain of my patients and their families.
I resigned my job and accepted a position as a labor and delivery nurse in another local hospital. I loved it immediately. Six months later I began researching nurse-midwifery programs. One year later I was accepted into a program. I never looked back. It was the best career decision I ever made.
When I began working in my current position, I implemented a plan to increase the productivity of the midwives in their separate private practice. Our business increased by more than 50% in less than one year due to the hard work and dedication of the other CNM’s and the plan. After just six months, I needed to hire another CNM so we could continue to grow the midwife practice thereby increasing the revenue of the overall practice.