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LaborLoveRN

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  1. LaborLoveRN

    FRONTIER University questions

    Hello! I graduated from frontier and passed boards in June, so I can answer some of these. :) 1. I can't remember exactly when the fees are due, but you need to pay them before you can register for frontier bound ( housing, shuttle ride, etc. ). When I went, which was May 2016, I believe the total was between $500-600. Once you are accepted, you will receive an email explaining everything. 2. I would recommend flying into the Lexington airport as it is about 2.5 hours from the school. Also, the school does offer a shuttle service that will take you to and from the airport. I believe you have to be at the airport by 2 PM on the first day of your bound week in order to catch the shuttle. I highly recommend it. I took it and I got to meet a ton of other students in my class. I believe the shuttle fee was around $75. They will also take you back to the airport on your last day, but plan a late flight as the shuttle leaves the campus around noon (I think). 3. See above keep in mind that frontier is actually moving their campus directly to Lexington, so depending on your bounds date you may not even need the shuttle service. :-) 4. You should get a schedule pretty quickly about bound, but like I mentioned above, when I went, I had to be at the airport by 2 PM the first day of bound to catch the shuttle. I couldn't find a flight that would get me there by two without me stressing about the time, so I made the choice to fly in the night before and stay in a hotel in Lexington that had a free shuttle to and from the airport. Hope this helps! Some stuff might have changed because it's been a couple of years. Good luck to you and keep us posted! It's a fantastic program!
  2. LaborLoveRN

    FNU Hopeful

    Yay! That's great news! :) ok side question: do you own pet rats? Just wondering about your user name :) We had rattiea forever and I adore them as pets.
  3. LaborLoveRN

    FNU Hopeful

    Hi ratlady! Congratulations on your upcoming completion of your BSN! That is certainly something to be proud of. :-) I may be able to be of some help as I am currently in my third term at FNU in their nurse-midwifery program. :) I am honestly not sure if they will accept your EBP class. Frontier is notoriously picky on classes that they will accept. For example, the physical assessment course that I completed during my undergrad was only two credit hours, so I had to provide the syllabus to FNU. Ultimately, they wouldn't accept it and I ended up taking a three credit hour physical assessment course online before I applied to the program. If you have not heard back from them, my advice would be to continue to call them. You might want to provide a copy of your syllabus to them if you haven't already done that. Their admissions department is extremely busy and sometimes it takes a while to get back to you or they forget ( One of my only complaints). Also, you always have the option of taking your prerequisite statistics course with them if it ends up not being accepted. As far as the school being hard to get into, it is an extremely competitive program as it is one of the most well-known and prestigious nurse-midwifery programs in United States. That being said, I absolutely think that as long as you meet/surpass the admission requirements and have a strong application, you will get in. Keep in mind that it also depends on the time of year that you apply. For example, the fall classes notoriously have more applicants so it is more competitive and harder to get into if you apply for the fall. Make sure that you spend a lot of time on your essays as I have heard that that is a strong factor on your admission. Spend some time working on your resume and make sure you include stuff about your IBCLC experience! Also, you might double check, but I think they require you to have a year of nursing experience before you apply. Your lactation experience might count though! Here's my stats: I had been a nurse for 4 1/2 years (1.5 in labor and delivery), I had a 3.34 GPA, I taught clinicals once a week for A local nursing program, and I teach prenatal class where I work. I was also a member of two professional organizations, which I was able to put on my resume. I took my time with my essays and made sure that they were strong and from my heart. I also made sure that I had strong references and I got in without being waitlisted. :) I would suggest searching for the Facebook group frontier nursing University hopefuls. It's a fantastic resource and full of lots of other people applying! You can ask questions in that group and get answers almost immediately! You are going to get a lot of mixed answers about working FT as an RN while you are in the program. I personally have worked full-time and done the program full-time since I started last summer. Has it been easy? Absolutely not. I am also married with three kids and my husband is in nursing school. But I have somehow made it work! It's manageable. I just really have to time manage effectively. You will hear people tell stories about how they struggled to work part time and do the program part time. It's honestly just a personal preference and it may take you a term or two to figure out what you can handle. :-) My plan is to go down part time or not work at all once my clinicals start next fall, but I do know a few people who were able to work full-time and do clinical. Most people work at least some during the program. Lastly, I just want to say what an amazing school FNU is! there is such a rich history and you will absolutely love going to fronier bound! It was life-changing for me. :-) I actually met a woman on here who is in the program with me and we have been best friends ever since. We went to bound together and we talk everyday (along with a few other women we met at bound). This will be one of the hardest things you'll ever do! It honestly makes nursing school look like preschool, but it's so worth it! I absolutely love where my life is going. :-) Sorry this response was so long!! Feel free to ask me any other questions you have and however everything works out, I promise you that frontier is well worth the wait!
  4. LaborLoveRN

    Disturbing things that I heard Dr.s say in the Labor room

    Icooka4u I know right????? It's terrible. I posted that one a long time ago and I am proud to say that I am in my third term of nurse midwifery school and WOW are things different! I was a baby labor nurse when those things were said in front of me and now I couldn't imagine keeping my mouth shut in situations like that! I'm looking forward to being part of the solution. :)
  5. LaborLoveRN

    Bethel Univ CNM Program

    Good choice! I'm in my third term now at Frontier and I love it. :)
  6. LaborLoveRN

    OSU-OKC Nursing Spring '17

    Ok hubby got his acceptance!!! :)
  7. LaborLoveRN

    OSU-OKC Nursing Spring '17

    Same with my hubby!!! Ugh!!! His just says "....due to limited space...." :/ I was like, you need to call Gaytra! 93 points. Smh.
  8. LaborLoveRN

    OSU-OKC Nursing Spring '17

    Congrats to everyone!!!!!!! If you don't get in, be sure to double check everything. My hubby has 93 points and he got a waitlist letter today....he called Gaytra. Turns out it was a huge mistake on their end and they're sending his acceptance letter. :/
  9. LaborLoveRN

    OSU-OKC Nursing Spring '17

    Hi guys! My husband applied. :) last semester he had 67 points and got wait listed for fall, but he had 93 this time, so we're feeling pretty good!! I'm an RN who went to OSU-OKC and it's an amazing program!! Good luck to all of you! ��
  10. LaborLoveRN

    OSU-OKC Fall 2016

    YOU GUYS!!!! My hubby got waitlisted!!! We are so excited!!! He had 1 point less than the cut off, so they're going to let him know by June 1st since he was so close! If you haven't read my earlier post, we are extremely happy with this. I honestly didn't excpect him to get in at all because he's enrolled in anatomy and Phys right now and he hasn't taken micro yet. I pretty much told him to plan on applying for spring, but Gaytra encouraged him to apply and I'm so glad she did! Hopefully he'll get in. :) is there a date on your letters that you have to accept your acceptance??? Congrats again to everyone. :)
  11. LaborLoveRN

    OSU-OKC Fall 2016

    Congrats to everyone!!! I'm getting all the feels reading about all of the acceptance letters! :) brings me back! Lol!
  12. LaborLoveRN

    OSU-OKC Fall 2016

    We live in Edmond and hubby didn't get anything either.
  13. LaborLoveRN

    OSU-OKC Fall 2016

    Yaaaaay!!! GL ladies!!! I have high hopes for all of you!
  14. LaborLoveRN

    Frontier Class 149

    For me, Frontier was a solid choice. To be fair, I don't know anything about Georgetown's program other than the cost, but I'm sure it's a great school. I had just heard much more about frontiers reputation from many midwives in my community. Anytime I would mention nurse midwifery school, I would immediately be asked if I was looking into frontier. I love the rich history of the school and I love what it was founded on. If you haven't already, do some research on Mary Breckenridge and her work. She was like the original nurse midwife and she founded the school. :-) I also love that the cost is so affordable. While I don't anticipate any graduate school being cheap, frontiers tuition was a much better choice then many of the expense of schools I had looked into, including Georgetown. Also, it's a community-based nurse midwifery program, so you have to find preceptors in your community for clinicals. This can sometimes be an issue for people that live in more rural areas, but I've heard the school can help you find preceptors. Anyway, sorry for the long post. :)
  15. LaborLoveRN

    Frontier Class 149

    After reading a bunch of threads on here, I was actually surprised at how quickly I heard back. One of the new admission advisors said in the frontier nursing hopefuls Facebook group that they are really trying to work on their admission process so that people can make plans to attend frontier bound. Our applications were due February 1 and we got our acceptance letters Monday of the last week of February!
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