At the heart of Frontier Nursing University is a talented and diverse community of students, alumni, faculty, staff, Couriers and preceptors. Spotlight blogs feature members of our FNU community who are focused on the mission of educating nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners to deliver quality health care to underserved and rural populations.
Frontier Nursing University (FNU) offers students around the world a chance to receive a quality education. Alumni Adrian Medina, MSN, RN took full advantage of this opportunity – earning his degree while living and working in Guam!
Adrian first discovered his passion for nurse-midwifery during the labor and delivery portion of his hospital rotations.
“I enjoyed looking after women in labor, and I knew that I wanted to do that for a living,” said Adrian.
His passion grew as he was placed in the labor and delivery ward immediately after nursing school. When he decided to pursue a specialized degree in nurse-midwifery, Adrian’s research led him to FNU. He was drawn to FNU’s reputation and rich history as well as its focus on community.
Despite his geographical location, Adrian was able to build relationships with FNU faculty and staff during his studies, ultimately leading to a mid-clinical site visit from clinical program director Jane Houston, DNP, CNM in 2016.
Adrian is planning to further his education through FNU’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program in hopes of expanding his role as both a clinician leader and a nurse educator.
“I hope to continue to fulfill preceptor and mentor roles, as well as pursue my interests in nursing research, hospitalist midwifery care, women’s health, and perioperative quality improvement,” said Adrian.
Adrian also hopes to continue to work in the community, both in the clinic and in the hospital setting. According to Adrian, Guam has a very large migrant minority population and he’s always seen himself working with this patient population.
“FNU has helped me build a solid foundation for my nurse-midwifery career,” said Adrian.
The FNU community is proud of the work Adrian has done and continues to do in his home community of Guam!