I have wanted to be a midwife for a couple of years now, but am beginning to get discouraged. I have a BA and have applied to the MSN/CNM program here at UIC...which has very poor odds for getting accepted considering they only take 4 students each year. I really want to get into the Midwifery scene and do what I love even if it's from the sidelines, so since moving to Chicago last week, I've been looking for an apprenticeship. I would like to get licensure, but only one school around here (UIC) offers the program. I'm originally from Iowa, so I'm still getting used to life in the big city. I just want to be a midwife and am willing to forego licensure, but I guess I'm needing help, advice, something. I've noticed a lot of people seem to be having this problem with the path to midwifery.