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I am a qualified nurse. How do I become a midwife?

I have finished my bachelor's degree in nursing and I want to pursue a career as a midwife. Can you advise on how I go about this?
Answered by Alison Patterson
The NHS site is a good source of info for careers in midwifery:


In summary:

• Most midwifes have undertaken professional education in the area, at degree level.
• Qualified nurses who wish change career direction can do so via some extra study.
• Nurses undertake the ‘Midwifery short programme’ – a 78 week programme giving nurses an academic and professional qualification allowing them to practice as a midwife.
• Applications made via the Health Learning and Skills Advice Line: www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/explore-by-who-you-are/worki.../

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