I live in a rural area with few resources. I entered the FNP program to improve the availability of healthcare in my area.
My husband and I live in Rushford, New York, which is 77 miles from D'Youville. I've been a nurse for 24 years and work in hemo-dialysis at Olean General Hospital. I take care of people who have end-stage renal (kidney) disease. Because I live in a rural area that doesn't have enough resources, I entered the Family Nurse Practitioner master's program to improve the availability of healthcare in my area.
I researched different nursing programs. The hook, line and sinker for me was that D'Youville enables graduate students to stay on campus overnight at very little expense. This semester I take classes on Thursday afternoon into the evening and all day on Friday. I stay in the apartments overnight and drive home on Friday.
Dr. Dunford (Director of FNP program) has been fabulous, advising me very well about what classes I should take, in what order and how they fit together so I can have the best success. I feel like she looked at our class during our interviews and tried to put a group together that would help each other and be a team. I don't sense anyone is out for themselves. We're all rooting for one another, asking each other what do you think about that, how can we do this better. Within the first week, we all shared our numbers and e-mails.
Family Nurse Practitioner (MS)