That's right. Regardless of how crazy it may sound! I am so excited to return to Frontier Nursing University in Hyden, Kentucky! The school is perched on the side of a mountain just above the quaint little town of Hyden, about 100 miles southeast of Lexington, Kentucky.
I won't bore everyone with details, but please check it out if you love nursing, history, women, babies, families, and pretty much anything else having to do with human life at Frontier. I was so fortunate to find this wonderful school and to be accepted for their bridge program.
I started with an associates degree in nursing (registered nurse). I completed a one year accelerated program to gain the equivalent of a baccalaureate degree and start a graduate program for a masters degree in nursing for family nurse practitioner (FNP). I went to Hyden, Kentucky for the 1st time in November of 2011 to prepare for the bridge year, and then returned in November of 2012 to "Cross the bridge"! I have now completed the didactic work(the book work!) for my masters degree and I am returning to Frontier for 8 days of intensive skills training, then on to 675 hours of clinical practicum in my own community prior to GRADUATION! I could not be happier.
Every time I return to Frontier Nursing University, I learn valuable things about myself and the world around me. I have opened my heart and mind in the past 2 & 1/2 years more than I could have ever imagined. This school is a special place, a retreat, a place for me to grow and hopefully return as a better person capable of helping those in need.
I'm extra excited about being at Frontier Nursing University in the Spring instead of the Fall. I know the campus will be beautiful and I cannot wait to take advantage of the scenery and serenity the campus offers.
Who knew school could be so amazing??!
My dream is to combine my love for travel with my passion for nursing! I'm working on figuring out how to best do that.....I'm thankful I have a husband ready for adventure and up for a challenge!
|Main dormitory and dining hall where the kindest ladies prepare home cooked meals|
and we may or may not raid the fridge late at night!!
|The school is perched on the side of a mountain|
providing beautiful walks!
|An area dedicated to bonfires, fellowship, and wine in our free time|
|Our "Upperclassmen" Dorm rooms, equipped with living room and kitchen!!|
|Originally the barn that housed horses for the Frontier Nursing Service,|
now houses a library and media center!
|Dorm Rooms (our 1st year, subsequent trips we were upperclassmen and got much nicer accommodations)!|
|The Chapel-Photo by Melissa Lawler|