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, family health and women’s health specialties. FNU provides advanced educational preparation for nur...

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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, 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), or women’s health care nurse practitioners (WHCNP) 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
NURSING PROGRAMS

Nurse-midwifery, Family nurse practitioner, Women's health care nurse practitioner,
Master of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Post-Master's Certificate, ADN Bridge Entry Option

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  • FNU's Honor Society Gets Moving!

    Posted Dec 6, 2016 by Stephanie Boyd

    FNU's Honor Society, the Sigma Theta Tau International Chi Pi Chapter (Chi Pi STTI), gets moving! Read about their work at Recap: First Annual Chi Pi STTI Sunset Glow Walk and Talk - Blog - Frontier Nursing University

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    FNU’s Honor Society, the Sigma Theta Tau International Chi Pi Chapter (Chi Pi STTI), gets moving! Read about their work at Recap: First Annual Chi Pi STTI Sunset Glow Walk and Talk - Blog - Frontier Nursing University

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  • Frontier Nursing University awards record number of degrees

    Posted Nov 21, 2016 by Stephanie Boyd

    Over the past year, nearly 550 nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners from almost every state across the nation completed an FNU distance-education program; 44 of these graduates are from FNU's home state of Kentucky. More than 1000 attendees joined for the commencement ceremony to honor these graduates. http://ow.ly/9HVh306gGwJ

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    Over the past year, nearly 550 nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners from almost every state across the nation completed an FNU distance-education program; 44 of these graduates are from FNU’s home state of Kentucky. More than 1000 attendees joined for the commencement ceremony to honor these graduates. http://ow.ly/9HVh306gGwJ

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  • Dean of Nursing, Dr. Julie Marfell invites you to join FNU's 2016 Virtual Event!

    Posted Nov 14, 2016 by Stephanie Boyd

    Happy National Nurse Practitioner Week!
    Please view this personal invitation from Dr. Julie Marfell, Dean of Frontier Nursing University inviting you to FNU's 2016 Virtual Event -"Stories that Inspire: A Call to Action for Nurse Practitioners". This event is held in recognition of National Nurse Practitioner Week. #NPWeek #NPsLead #FNUAnswerTheCall
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    Happy National Nurse Practitioner Week!
    Please view this personal invitation from Dr. Julie Marfell, Dean of Frontier Nursing University inviting you to FNU's 2016 Virtual Event -"Stories that Inspire: A Call to Action for Nurse Practitioners". This event is held in recognition of National Nurse Practitioner Week. #NPWeek #NPsLead #FNUAnswerTheCall
    https://lnkd.in/gtwaRtN

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  • Celebrate National Nurse Practitioner Week with FNU

    Posted Nov 9, 2016 by Stephanie Boyd

    We hope you will join us for this free, online event!

  • Let Our Stories Move You to Answer the Call

    Posted Nov 4, 2016 by Stephanie Boyd

    "The modern nurse-midwife plays a larger role in women's healthcare and health of the entire family." Frontier Nursing University President Dr. Susan Stone invites you to learn more through our 2016 Digital Summit sessions.

  • Now taking applications for our 2nd PMHNP class!

    Posted Oct 28, 2016 by Stephanie Boyd

    Deadline to apply for this 2nd class is December 21st.

  • Save the Date! 2016 Digital Summit celebrating National Midwifery Week

    Posted Sep 8, 2016 by Stephanie Boyd

    Save the Date! Our 2nd Annual Digital Summit is happening October 1-7, 2016. Sign up now to get updates and more information at www.frontier.edu/midwiferyweek #FNUAnswerTheCall #NatMW16 #MidwivesMakeADifference

  • Frontier attends the 51st Anniversary AANP Conference

    Posted Sep 2, 2016 by Stephanie Boyd

    Check out our recap from the 2016 AANP Conference!

  • Faces of Frontier

    Posted Aug 17, 2016 by Stephanie Boyd

    At the heart of Frontier Nursing University is a talented and diverse community of students, alumni, faculty, staff, Couriers and preceptors. Spotlight blogs feature members of our FNU community that are focused on the mission of educating nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners to deliver quality health care to underserved and rural populations.

  • FNU: A Journey Through Time

    Posted Aug 4, 2016 by Stephanie Boyd

    We have evolved dramatically throughout our more than 75-year history. Read more in our "Journey Through Time".

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