BT101

Frontier makes all incoming students complete an online course call BT101, or Banyon Tree 101. This course is designed to get new students aquainted with the online learning format, and introduce us to the various apps we will use to complete our work. I sat down to get started on BT101 today. It’s an ungraded assignment that takes 7-9 hours to complete. I completed the first module which covered the app called Canvas in about two hours. This first module is said to be the longest one. The first module was a series of short readings accompanied by short videos…

CNM 189

Two days ago I received this email from Frontier letting me know that I was accepted into their CNM program. It doesn’t really feel real yet. And while I can’t wait to get started, I’m looking forward to enjoying the rest of my summer off. I was able to log into the portal and get started on all of the “pre-bound activities” that are required of us before attending bound. I’ve been able to complete: Frontier bound fee of $675. Castlebranch (the company they use to track immunizations, verify your nursing license, do your background check, and verify your physical…

The wait.

I applied to a midwifery program through Frontier last month. There’s talk on the facebook group about admissions decisions going out next week. Today, I feel so anxious at the thought of receiving that email. I pray it works out for me this time. It has been more than ten years leading up to this. Frontier is the only school I am interested in, so I threw all of my eggs into that basket. I do that a lot. I haven’t told my family. I told a select few friends who are midwives and the ones who wrote references for…

She wanna be a midwife or whatever.

I moved to England when I was 19. I had £80 cash and a credit card with a balance of $300. I didn’t know why I wanted to go abroad. I just knew that there was a great, big world outside of NW Philadelphia, and I had to explore it. I knew a girl who lived in London. She told me that if I ever made it across the pond, I could stay with her until I figured things out. She gave me the permission I needed to book a flight, which I did, later that day. I found a…

My birth story.

As I sit here writing my birth story, almost three years later, I’m amazed at what my body has gone through, and still continues to go through. My daughter was born hours before a snow storm hit Philadelphia in 2016. I remember driving to the hospital with my partner. Excited and nervous. Telling myself not to think about it too much. To just go with the flow. That, no matter how, my daughter would be born soon, and the lower back pain and awful reflux I’d experienced my entire third trimester would soon be over. We arrived at the hospital…