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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  • Apply by March 28th to our PMHNP post-graduate certificate program!

    Posted Jan 25, 2017 by Stephanie Boyd

    Great news for CNMs and NPs--our next deadline for the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) post-graduate certificate program is extended to March 28th. You can also opt to obtain your Doctor of Nursing Practice after completion of the post-graduate certificate! See details now at http://ow.ly/fyGf308jzGf

  • The Importance of Nurse-Midwives and Collaborative Care for Women

    Posted Jan 23, 2017 by Stephanie Boyd

    "When the patient is at the center of care, the patient's needs and desires are more likely to be heard. Nurse-midwives, as part of the healthcare team, serve as excellent advocates for patients. This is particularly important as more and more women are seeking out-of-hospital care." FNU President, Dr. Susan Stone.

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    "When the patient is at the center of care, the patient’s needs and desires are more likely to be heard. Nurse-midwives, as part of the healthcare team, serve as excellent advocates for patients. This is particularly important as more and more women are seeking out-of-hospital care." FNU President, Dr. Susan Stone.

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  • Sharon Rising, MSN, CNM, FACNM presents on CenteringPregnancy

    Posted Jan 23, 2017 by Stephanie Boyd

    Join this free event with Sharon Rising, MSN, CNM, FACNM!

  • 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
    https://lnkd.in/g...

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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

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