Hey everyone! So, I've been doing a lot of research on FNP programs, and actually had never heard of Frontier until I did some reading on Allnurses. Love Allnurses! Frontier looks like a great school, good, solid program that also has an orientation so you don't feel like you're just typing on the computer all of the time, gives a sense of community.
Anyway, I have been thinking a lot about family and career like many women my age, I assume lol, who want children. My hubby and I really would like to start our family in the near future. Does Frontier allow you to skip one semester and come back? I saw that other programs allow you to do that, but it looks to me as though Frontier is concerned that people won't finish by one of the essay topics I saw. I think that if I choose this program then I would have to delay starting a family; maybe we could time the pregnancy so that I'm pregnant, but not overly pregnant once I finish? Then, I could at least sit for boards before the baby pops out lol, and then apply for FNP jobs while the baby naps, and I feel ready to start working a few months later. Does this seem reasonable or insane? I would go to the program full time, so I'd be 29 when I would finish.
I'm sure there's someone else on here that's had similar family/career conflicts
. You really want to advance your career, but family is also important. I'm just afraid that if I don't go back now, when would I? Can't exactly leave a newborn baby for KY a few times, and a bunch of clinicals with no family in the area, and a hubby who is working. lol.