Quote from mona b RN
Your response is indicative of what drew me to Frontier in the first place. There seems to be a firm bond or undercurrent of camaraderie that floats through the entire student body and faculty. I am only just starting my journey and hope that I feel this way on the other side of the experience.
Thank you for the warm welcome--I am thrilled to be joining the ranks. Frontier Bound (FB) is just around the corner and I am starting to think about what to pack, etc. From what I have read thus far, FB should be a great experience
Frontier has a very diverse group of students: all ages, genders, socioeconomic classes, rural, city, conservative, liberal, and all of us are nurses. It's very egalitarian. I was so happy to not be twice as old as everyone else in the program that I cried when I got there and saw who my classmates were. We all had so many life experiences in common I did not feel like the orphan stepchild of the program. I joked that Bound was like summer camp for middle aged nurses
(Be sure to bring booze, snacks, and chocolate; your dorm or cabin will draw others for after hours partying
) I don't know how old you are, but there were young nurses too, but my point is that it is a wonderfully diverse group of students. Everyone helps each other, too: no cutthroat competition. A Frontier tradition is "circling up" to give support to you if you need it. The "blessing of hands" ceremony I've seen reproduced elsewhere originated with Frontier, too. I think it's because the students are all nurses: when you work in the trenches in health care, you learn to cooperate and help each other out because this is teamwork and we all rely on each other. Trust. So I think Frontier's students don't have that cutthroat competition you might find in other programs.
To the other poster: maybe there is more competition for the bridge program, I don't know. You should contact the school, as the other poster suggested. Also, maybe you could finish up your BSN via another route, and apply for the MSN? Don't give up!!!!!