Training for an unpopular profession
July 4, 2014 7:11 AM Subscribe
Thinking about what I would like to go back to school for and the thing that I find myself most passionate about is women's health. Specifically I would like to perform abortions in a safe manner for as many women as possible.
posted by anonymous to Education (10 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I have no interest in medical school.
Nursing degrees would be doable. I've read that in some states certified nurse midwives are able to perform abortions. What is the minimum level of nursing that I would need? Can registered nurses assist during procedures?
Is there a "better" way to accomplish the goal of assisting women access care that is legal but not readily available in all areas?
For a variety of personal reasons this career path really resonates with me. I would be an older non-traditional student returning to school. I know that I would be okay with the blood/guts grossness and also larger ethical issues. As someone who has daughters and had also had an abortion this feels like something I would strongly like to pursue.