So You Want to be a Midwife?
Midwifery is a challenging but hugely rewarding profession. In order to become a midwife you must complete a recognised course of study and become registered. Here is some information to consider if you are interested in pursuing a career as a midwife.
Do I have to be a nurse before I can become a midwife?
It is no longer necessary to be a nurse before becoming a midwife. You can become a midwife by achieving a Bachelor of Midwifery degree, otherwise known as ‘direct-entry’, which is usually a three year full time course, although most universities offer part time opportunities. There are a number of universities that also offer a combined Bachelor of Nursing / Bachelor of Midwifery (dual degree).
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