im undecided about whether to go into nursing and then midwifery or straight into train to become a midwife..not sure if its better to have basic nursing under your belt and then to specialise. You used to be able to do a shortened 18 month course if you were a nurse in order to become a midwife but not sure if its still available. Anyone advise me on how i would go about getting into this...i e what qualifications do i need before i go to uni...how long it will take..if its a full time (by that i mean 5 full days a week) course.How do i apply for course.when can you? Im currently a health care assistant in a hospital to gain experience within the healthcare environment...but am eager to set the ball rolling on starting the studying. How did you go about either and did you find it hard? thanks so much for everyone that helps me.