Find out how to become a midwife. The practice of nurse-midwifery was established in the United States in the 1920s. Nurse-midwives are primary care and are recognized for reducing infant and maternal mortality, premature births, and low birth-weight rates.
This site from the ANA provides all sorts of information about a career in nursing -- nursing education, licensing, getting started in a career, and more.
Find out how to become a LVN, where they are employed, their typical salary range, curricular requirements, course content for a VN program, where you can locate VN programs and more.
Topics covered include steps to become a registered nurse, diversity and men in nursing, becoming a nurse ambassador, getting a nursing license, financial aid information, volunteering and links to a variety of useful websites for future nurses.
Lists out all the different nursing programs approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing.
CNAs support RNs by providing basic hygiene and patient care. CNA programs are 6-12 weeks in length. This website provides a list of CNA training programs available in California.
In 1991, a group of U.S. midwifery experts formed a non-profit corporation called MEAC to evaluate and accredit midwifery education programs and schools. MEAC developed comprehensive national standards for education in out-of-hospital midwifery care. In this website, you can find resources for aspiring midwives such as the types of midwives, the midwives model of care, how to become a certified professional midwife, how to choose a midwifery school, etc.
Information on about 100 nursing specialties. Presented by Johnson & Johnson, the health care product and pharmaceutical company. See also Nursing Career FAQs to explore answers to the questions about nursing as a career.
Learn about becoming a Registered Nurse, or Licensed Vocational Nurse in California.