HCTC nursing students visit Frontier Nursing Service and hear about Mary Breckinridge

nursing students at wendoverNursing students learned about the rich heritage at Wendover, started by Mary Breckinridge and the Frontier Nursing Service. Hazard Community and Technical College students and faculty visited Leslie County on Wednesday, Oct. 5. Faculty members Lauren Bates and Arzella Howard coordinated the visit for members of the Fundamentals of Nursing class from the Lees College and Hazard campuses. Students toured Wendover, including the Big House where Ms. Breckinridge resided. Students also got to see several nursing artifacts and view photos depicting Ms. Breckinridge and the FNS couriers. After lunch at the Big House, students were provided information about Frontier University. This trip allowed HCTC students to appreciate the history of nursing right in their own backyard, and also opened up discussion with some students about future plans in advanced practice nursing after graduation.