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Throughout her time working with Frontier Nursing University (FNU), Megan Cadwell has made it a mission to exemplify the university’s Culture of Caring every day. Working as a staff member with FNU since September of 2020, Cadwell serves as the Assistant Director of Clinical Credentialing.
Before working with FNU, Cadwell worked for the Lexington-Fayette County Government Health Access Nurturing Developmental Services through the Family Care Center, where she helped families of expectant mothers.
“Our team strives to create the best experience possible for our students,” Cadwell said. “It’s important to be empathetic with our students and show them we want to help the best we can to make life a little less stressful. It’s also important to be mindful and show respect and compassion to each and every person we interact with. You never know what someone is going through, whether it be our colleagues or students.”
Cadwell said one way in which FNU’s Culture of Caring is particularly important is when considering goals and improvements with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives. The Culture of Caring includes five elements: professionalism, inclusivity, respect, positive communication and mutual support.
“In order to be inclusive, we must be mindful, open, aware, empathetic and so many of the other elements of the Culture of Caring, to provide the best support for our DEI initiatives.”
– Megan Cadwell, Assistant Director of Clinical Credentialing
“In order to be inclusive, we must be mindful, open, aware, empathetic and so many of the other elements of the Culture of Caring, to provide the best support for our DEI initiatives,” she said.
Overall, Cadwell said implementing the tenants of the Culture of Caring has come naturally, as these principles are very engrained in her entire team’s outlook.
“I have never experienced such positivity and support as I have received at Frontier. It’s my goal to give that back to each and every person we interact with,” she said. “Life truly ‘takes a village,’ and I’ve been so blessed to find such supportive, caring and compassionate individuals with our Frontier family.”
Outside of her work with FNU, Cadwell, who lives in Lexington, enjoys spending time with her husband, toddler and dog. They enjoy spending time outside and visiting family. She said even outside of work, she tries to apply the Culture of Caring to her day-to-day life.
“Any interaction I have, I want to utilize the Culture of Caring elements,” she said.
This is no surprise as Cadwell received four nominations for the Winter Circle of Caring Award. Part of one nomination said, “Megan always has a smile on her face and is very professional. She always will do her best to make the student the priority. I truly appreciate that she emulates all 5 of the Circle of Caring Award elements every day.”
Thank you, Megan, for embracing the Culture of Caring and for your dedication to students at FNU. To meet the rest of FNU’s clinical credentialing team, click here.