FHCA of Baxter
My name is Rebecca Hensley
My name is Rebecca Hensley, and I am thankful to be part of the FHCA team. It is a privilege to serve the students and families of Harlan County, Kentucky. I was born and raised in Harlan County, Kentucky. I grew up in Cumberland with both my parents and one brother. As for childhood interests, I’ve always been very fond of animals and the outdoors. My grandfather had a small farm, so I had the opportunity to grow up around horses, other livestock, and all sorts of animals. Dogs were my favorite though, and they still are.
I attended high school in Cumberland, Kentucky at Victory Road Christian Academy. Immediately following high school, I started college at Southeast Community College where I obtained my associate degree as a registered nurse. A few years following my graduation from SECC I started Eastern Kentucky University’s RN to BSN program. I completed my master's degree in advanced practice nursing with a focus on pediatric primary care at Northern Kentucky University.
I began my nursing career in a nursing home in Harlan, Kentucky. I worked there for 18 months before being hired by the Harlan County Health Department. I was blessed to work with them for roughly 18 years. During my time with the health department, I worked in a variety of areas including women’s health, family planning, WIC, early childhood development screening, and epidemiology to name a few. However, my favorite position there was school nurse. For many years our county schools contracted with the health department to provide our schools with nurses. I found a great love in school nursing. It has been such a privilege to work with both students and staff in various schools across the county. And thankfully, when our county schools decided to contract with FHCA I was able to continue doing what I love.
I am a lover and follower of Jesus Christ. He is my everything, and I cannot thank Him enough for His goodness in my life. My life has not always been easy or lovely, but He has always seen me through every moment and caused everything (even the difficult/ dark times) to work together for my good.
I married my husband, Michael, over 22 years ago. We were married 14 years before our first miracle, Levi, was born. His sister, Evva Grace, was our second miracle. She was born two years later. I am absolutely crazy about my family. I am beyond grateful for the gift of motherhood. I always say jokingly God knew not to give me children early because I probably would have been like “the little old lady who lived in a shoe and had so many children she didn’t know what to do.” Aside from two children, Michael and I have two dogs, a cat, a gecko, and two hermit crabs. Both our children inherited the critter loving gene I possess. My husband does not have this trait but faithfully puts up with us anyways.
As aforementioned, I am truly thankful for the opportunity to serve the families and schools of Harlan County. It is my heart to do so. I am very thankful FHCA allowed me to come on board with them to continue to serve the people I love. And thank you for taking the time to read a little piece of my story. God bless!
My name is Alexandra Hoskins
Alexandra Hoskins was born and raised in Harlan, KY. She attended Harlan Independent Schools her entire life and graduated in 2009. She has always been involved in extracurricular activities. When she was very young, she participated in gymnastics and played a few years of AAU Basketball before moving on to cheerleading and then softball, which became her favorite sports. After high school, she attended Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) where she received her Associates Degree of Nursing (ADN) in 2013 and then continued in a part-time program to complete her Bachelor’s Degree of Nursing (BSN) at EKU while working as a Registered Nurse. After obtaining her BSN, she attended Chamberlain College of Nursing and received her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN). Along with her MSN, she earned the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP).
In 2013, she started working on a med-surgical floor for Harlan Appalachian Regional Hospital (ARH). She continued in med-surgical for 1 year and then transferred to the ED. She worked for 2 years in the Emergency Department (ED) at ARH. After that she decided to start in a traveling nurse position. Her first 13-week contract was at Holston Valley in Kingsport, TN on a cardiac step-down floor. She continued renewing the travel contracts at Holston Valley for the next 3 years. At Holston Valley, she transferred from the cardiac step-down floor to the ED. This is where she fell in love with her career. She felt that was where she was meant to be. Holston Valley's ED was a level 1 trauma center at the time, and although she didn't get to work one-on-one with trauma patients, she was able to work alongside some of the smartest nurses she had ever met. In the ED, she was helping critical patients daily and every day was a different challenge, which she lived for.
Ms. Hoskins MSN education continued through working as a RN. The next few years, she worked in the ICU at Harlan ARH for a short time. Next, she went back to being travel nurse, where she completed a 13-week assignment in the ED of Unicoi County, TN and her final 13-week travel nursing assignment at Lonesome Pine ED in Big Stone Gap, VA. At this time, she accepted her current position as a FNP with Family Health Care Associates (FHCA) in August of 2019.
She chose to be a nurse because she wanted to help people, as cliché as that sounds. You must have the heart of a nurse to be successful. She enjoys her current career as a FNP working in a rural health clinic, primarily with schools. She feels that providing services inside of schools allows a lot of students to have medical treatment that might not be available otherwise due to unfortunate circumstances. She hopes that the services she can provide through FHCA are making a difference in student's lives.
She is married with 2 kids, a 6-year-old girl and a 1-year-old boy. He family loves to travel and be on the go. On the weekends, they like to ride in their RZR in the mountains of Harlan County and enjoy Norris Lake in TN on their boat. In the spring and summer, they spend a lot of time at the softball park watching their daughter practice/play with her travel team and Little League team.
She loves her life and her career. She loves FHCA, this company allows her to be a successful FNP also while being the mother that she wants to be. She has no intentions of leaving FHCA any time soon.
One aspiration that she has in her career is to possibly obtain a post certificate in psychiatry as a nurse practitioner. She want to be able to treat mental illness more effectively, because mental health is so important in one's overall wellness.
FHCA of Baxter
4000 N. US Hwy 119
Baxter, KY 40806