Frontier Nursing University

Frontier Nursing University

Distance Education from the Birthplace of Nurse-Midwifery and Family Nursing in America

Welcome

When Mary Breckinridge founded the Frontier Nursing University in Hyden, KY, she understood what it meant to be passionate about the care given to patients and the knowledge imparted upon students. Today, as a pioneer in graduate nursing and midwifery education, FNU remains at the forefront of innovation and technology, offering distance education to nurses with an interest in nurse-midwifery, psychiatric-mental health, family health and women’s health specialties. FNU provides advanced educ...

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When Mary Breckinridge founded the Frontier Nursing University in Hyden, KY, she understood what it meant to be passionate about the care given to patients and the knowledge imparted upon students. Today, as a pioneer in graduate nursing and midwifery education, FNU remains at the forefront of innovation and technology, offering distance education to nurses with an interest in nurse-midwifery, psychiatric-mental health, family health and women’s health specialties. FNU provides advanced educational preparation for nurses who seek to become nurse-midwives (CNM), family nurse practitioners (FNP), women’s health care nurse practitioners (WHCNP), or psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioners (PMHNP) by providing a community-based distance graduate program leading to a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), a post-master’s certificate or a Doctor of Nursing Practice.

FNU seeks to meet the needs of prospective nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners who do not want to leave their home communities to obtain the graduate education they desire to fulfill their professional aspirations. Didactic coursework is delivered using web-based, distance education courses allowing students to achieve their higher education goals without leaving home for classes. Using clinics, hospitals, and preceptors in their own community allows students to get the hands-on clinical experience required for these exciting health care professions. Two on-campus sessions are required, including an orientation prior to beginning studies, and intensive skill workshops prior to beginning the clinical practicum. Complete your online education and your clinical work in your own community while fulfilling the mission that Frontier has held for 75 years.

CONTACT
195 School Street
Hyden, KY 41749
Phone: (606) 672-2312
School Type

Graduate School Only

Class Room Settings

Campus and Online

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  • FNU President Dr. Susan Stone elected to National Academy of Medicine

    Posted Oct 25, 2018 by Stephanie Boyd
  • Join us as we celebrate National Nurse Practitioner Week

    Posted Oct 25, 2018 by Stephanie Boyd

    National Nurse Practitioner Week is November 11-17, and Frontier Nursing University is celebrating by hosting an exciting virtual event dedicated to nurse practitioners. During the "Answer the Call to Service" virtual event, hear from a special keynote speaker (check back soon for details!) and participate in a FREE continuing education opportunity. We hope you'll join us!...

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    National Nurse Practitioner Week is November 11-17, and Frontier Nursing University is celebrating by hosting an exciting virtual event dedicated to nurse practitioners. During the "Answer the Call to Service" virtual event, hear from a special keynote speaker (check back soon for details!) and participate in a FREE continuing education opportunity. We hope you’ll join us! To

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  • Happy National Midwifery Week!

    Posted Oct 1, 2018 by Stephanie Boyd

    With a focus on midwives and midwifery care, FNU is bringing you a number of topics virtually during National Midwifery Week, including a FREE CE opportunity! Register now at Frontier Nursing University - 2018 Virtual Event

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    With a focus on midwives and midwifery care, FNU is bringing you a number of topics virtually during National Midwifery Week, including a FREE CE opportunity! Register now at Frontier Nursing University – 2018 Virtual Event

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  • Join us as we celebrate National Nurse Practitioner Week in November!

    Posted Sep 7, 2018 by Stephanie Boyd

    To celebrate National Nurse Practitioner Week in 2018, FNU is again hosting a Virtual Event dedicated to nurse practitioners. During the "Answer the Call to Service: Celebrating National Midwifery Week" virtual event. All sessions are free and easy to join. We hope you'll join us! Sign up now to receive email updates at http://npweek.fnudigitalsummit.com/...

    #NPWeek #...

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    To celebrate National Nurse Practitioner Week in 2018, FNU is again hosting a Virtual Event dedicated to nurse practitioners. During the "Answer the Call to Service: Celebrating National Midwifery Week" virtual event. All sessions are free and easy to join. We hope you’ll join us! Sign up now to receive email updates at http://npweek.fnudigitalsummit.com/...

    #NPWeek #NPsLead #AANP

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  • FNU Names Dr. Joan Slager Dean of Nursing

    Posted Aug 20, 2018 by Stephanie Boyd

    Read more about Dr. Slager now at https://frontier.edu/news/frontier-...

  • Celebrate National Midwifery Week with Frontier Nursing University

    Posted Aug 16, 2018 by Stephanie Boyd

    National Midwifery Week is September 30-October 6, 2018. To celebrate this special time of year, Frontier Nursing University will be hosting an exciting "Answer the Call to Service" virtual event. Hear from Dawn Thompson, founder of Improving Birth, and Nan Strauss, JD, director of policy and advocacy for Every Mother Counts. Also, don't miss this FREE continuing education...

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    National Midwifery Week is September 30-October 6, 2018. To celebrate this special time of year, Frontier Nursing University will be hosting an exciting “Answer the Call to Service” virtual event. Hear from Dawn Thompson, founder of Improving Birth, and Nan Strauss, JD, director of policy and advocacy for Every Mother Counts. Also, don’t miss this FREE continuing education opportunity:

    FREE CE: Female Sexual Health and Cancer Survivorship: Art, Science and Quality of Life
    Presenter: Dr. Lisa Chism, DNP, APRN, BC, NCMP, FAANP
    Date: October 1 at 6 p.m. EDT

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    We hope you’ll join us at Frontier.edu/MidwiferyWeek! Want to hear more? Sign up for updates here. To learn more about FNU’s distance education degrees and specialty tracks, please visit our website.

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    Posted Apr 27, 2018 by Stephanie Boyd

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    Posted Apr 27, 2018 by Stephanie Boyd

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  • FNU has full time PMHNP faculty positions available

    Posted Mar 6, 2018 by Stephanie Boyd
  • FNU to host 8th Annual Diversity Impact Student Conference

    Posted Mar 6, 2018 by Stephanie Boyd

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