Frontier Nursing University (FNU) seeks to empower its students to make a difference in their communities and in the field of health care.
We are recognizing three students who have taken significant steps over the last several months to better their education and the care they provide.
FNU Student Awarded NBNA “Top 40 and Under” Designation
The National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) announced FNU student Essence T. Williams, RN, BSN, CBC, CCE, SNM as one of 19 “Top 40 and Under” awardees.
Essence, in CNEP Class 140 at FNU, is a public health nurse at Nurse Family Partnership in Crum Lynne, Pa. She belongs to the Southeastern Pennsylvania Area Black Nurses Association.
She was nominated for the NBNA 40 and Under Award for having made significant contributions in the field of nursing and showing promise in her career.
Essence received her award on Friday, August 3, 2018 during the 46th Annual NBNA Institute and Conference in St. Louis, Mo. She created a video diary reflecting on her experience.
The NBNA is comprised of nurses at all levels, from LPNs to doctorally prepared nurses; bedside clinicians, chief nursing officers, deans of schools of nursing, researchers, academicians, case managers and entrepreneurs. Its mission is to serve as the voice for black nurses and diverse populations ensuring equal access to professional development, promoting educational opportunities and improving health.
Congratulations on your accomplishment, Essence!
FNU Student Ambassador attends COMON in Lansing, Michigan
FNU CNEP (Class 173) student Jessie Tinglan, BSN, RNC-OB, CLS was chosen to attend a Coalition of Michigan Organizations of Nursing (COMON) meeting in Lansing, Mich. at Lansing Community College on May 15, 2018.
COMON is an organization dedicated to the advancement of Nursing in the state of Michigan. Its strategic plan focuses on practice, policy, regulation, and nursing shortage, with particular emphasis on obstetrics, surgery, and critical care nurses.
Jessie, currently enrolled in Frontier’s CNEP (Class 173) is a member of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM). She volunteered to join after leaders of the ACNM Michigan Affiliate reached out for an attendee for May’s COMON meeting.
Jessie met and networked with nurse leaders from a broad spectrum of nursing specialties.
“Overall, this was a wonderful leadership experience packed with nurse leaders representing their specialties with as much passion and drive as I do for midwifery,” she said. “I am certainly humbled by the opportunity, and look forward to advocating many years with ACNM.”
Great work, Jessie!
Student Spotlight: Shoshanah Blaiss, RN, BSN, CLC, CMRN
FNU student Shoshanah Blaiss recently completed an internship at the Georgia Affiliate of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM).
Shoshanah, currently in CNEP Class 155 at FNU, was one of four students chosen as a Leadership Intern for 2018 by the Georgia Affiliate of the ACNM. She was the first to represent FNU in this role and was selected based on personal references and an essay on the importance of leadership in midwifery.
While interning, Shoshanah worked on the Market area for the 63rd Annual ACNM Meeting & Exhibition that took place on May 20-24, 2018 in Savannah, Ga. She was responsible for putting together elements of the “Come Sit Awhile” circle, where she served as a conversation facilitator. The area, complete with rocking chairs and sweet tea, was created to encourage attendees to sit and discuss a variety of topics.
As Student Representative, Shoshanah took advantage of several networking opportunities to build relationships with midwives from around the nation. She also joined both the Bridge Club and the Healthy Birth Initiative sub-committee during the annual meeting.
“I really enjoyed attending the 2018 ACNM national meeting as a student – I felt like it was a glimpse into my future as a CNM!,” she said.
“I love that students are celebrated and encouraged to participate at all levels of ACNM, and I look forward to being involved as much as possible throughout my career.”
Well done, Shoshanah!
Congratulations to each of these students for representing FNU in their hard work.