Frontier ADN-MSN

  1. I have been accepted into the FSMFN ADN-MSN program!

    I am very excited and also curious to know if anyone else is considering this school. The school has a wonderful reputation and while I am thrilled to be a part of it's rich heritage and traditions, I am also very nervous about taking on such a huge undertaking and hope I succeed.
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    About mona b RN

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  3. by   donsterRN
    Awesome news; congratulations!
  4. by   MedictoRN
    CONGRATS TO YOU!!!

    I applied for last semester at Frontier and didn't make the cut. I may reapply for the next round. How much experience do you have? I haven't been a nurse very long at all, but I was hopeful none the less.

    Good luck with the program. I'm sure you will do well. I understand that those that are in the program are doing very well so far.

    CONGRATS AGAIN!!!
  5. by   traumaRUs
    Congrats - I wish that I had done the ADN to MSN option. Good luck.
  6. by   Selke
    Congratulations and welcome to our family! Everyone at Frontier -- from the staff at Hyden, to the faculty, to Miss Kitty (who is reelected ACNM's president! ) actually reaches out to make EVERYONE feel like they are a part of the family, too. I'm in the CNM MSN program. Frontier graduates have about the best reputation out in the community amongst RNs and health care practitioners. And the networking is better than with any other school as there are more FNS grads out there than from any other school, and they all look out for each other! You can't beat the foundation story of the program, either -- Mary Breckenridge and the midwives in their gray English riding outfits traveling on horseback to care for the poor people in Appalachia. See you on the forums!
  7. by   mona b RN
    Quote from MedictoRN
    CONGRATS TO YOU!!!

    I applied for last semester at Frontier and didn't make the cut. I may reapply for the next round. How much experience do you have? I haven't been a nurse very long at all, but I was hopeful none the less.

    Good luck with the program. I'm sure you will do well. I understand that those that are in the program are doing very well so far.

    CONGRATS AGAIN!!!
    So sorry to hear you did not make it the first time around. I know the bridge program is very popular and they had quite a few applicants. Have you heard from them lately though? I do not have that much experience as an RN either. Maybe you could send them an email and inquire about availability for this year. You never know what may happen. You may not even have to officially "re-apply" if they have everything from the last time unless you want to update your resume. I would definitely contact them if you are still interested.

    Good luck and keep us posted.
  8. by   mona b RN
    Quote from Selke
    Congratulations and welcome to our family! Everyone at Frontier -- from the staff at Hyden, to the faculty, to Miss Kitty (who is reelected ACNM's president! ) actually reaches out to make EVERYONE feel like they are a part of the family, too. I'm in the CNM MSN program. Frontier graduates have about the best reputation out in the community amongst RNs and health care practitioners. And the networking is better than with any other school as there are more FNS grads out there than from any other school, and they all look out for each other! You can't beat the foundation story of the program, either -- Mary Breckenridge and the midwives in their gray English riding outfits traveling on horseback to care for the poor people in Appalachia. See you on the forums!
    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
  9. by   mona b RN
    Quote from traumaRUs
    Congrats - I wish that I had done the ADN to MSN option. Good luck.
    Thanks Trauma!
  10. by   Selke
    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!!!!!
  11. by   mona b RN
    Quote from Selke
    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!!!!!
    All I can say about Frontier Bound is WOW what an awesome experience
  12. by   MedictoRN
    I just found out that I have been accepted to start in September. I am really anxious to get this show on the road.
  13. by   mona b RN
    Congrats I am so happy to hear you were accepted.
  14. by   NRSKarenRN
    Glad to see your still posting and growing mona b! Good Luck to those interested in this dynamic program.

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