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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  • Frontier Alumni-We want to hear your stories!

    Posted Jul 18, 2016 by Stephanie Boyd

    No matter how you are carrying out the vision of Mary Breckinridge, we hope you will share your story with us today Alumni and Student Stories | Frontier Nursing University

  • FNU now offers a PMHNP Program

    Posted Jul 5, 2016 by Stephanie Boyd
  • Wish Kitty Ernst a Happy 90th Birthday this month!

    Posted Jul 1, 2016 by Stephanie Boyd

    Did you know Kitty Ernst turns 90 in July? Help make Kitty's birthday wishes come true! You can help by providing support to our general scholarship fund. Donate now at http://kittyturns90.frontier.edu/ #KittyTurns90

  • Follow us on Instagram!

    Posted Jun 2, 2016 by Stephanie Boyd

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  • Diversity Impact 2016 Sessions - Participate ONLINE!

    Posted May 31, 2016 by Stephanie Boyd

    Did you know that Diversity Impact Sessions are available to you online? You are welcome to join these free sessions June 3-5th, but you must register to attend. Check out the full schedule online and then register at http://ow.ly/AnRZ300mY7q #FNU_DI2016

  • 3 Reasons to support full practice environments for NPs

    Posted May 31, 2016 by Stephanie Boyd
  • “Frontier Nursing University is proud to be a part of this effort,” said FNU Dean of Nursing, Julie Marfell.

    Posted May 20, 2016 by Stephanie Boyd
  • Happy National Nurses Week!

    Posted May 9, 2016 by Stephanie Boyd

    FNU is celebrating all week long! Check out on blog for more information!

  • FNU participates in #MyJeepStory

    Posted Apr 26, 2016 by Stephanie Boyd

    Jeep is celebrating their 75th anniversary. Recently, they asked for people to share their Jeep story to celebrate. We only thought it was appropriate to share how Jeep enabled and inspired us to go further. Frontier's relationship with Jeep started over 75 years ago when FNS nurses started using Jeeps, instead of horses, to traverse the Kentucky River and surrounding moun...

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    Jeep is celebrating their 75th anniversary. Recently, they asked for people to share their Jeep story to celebrate. We only thought it was appropriate to share how Jeep enabled and inspired us to go further. Frontier’s relationship with Jeep started over 75 years ago when FNS nurses started using Jeeps, instead of horses, to traverse the Kentucky River and surrounding mountainous landscapes - all to provide home care and to attend births. Humanity prevails and the work continues today. Listen to our ‪#‎MyJeepStory‬ here. http://ow.ly/4mWOhL

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  • FNU Faculty Member discusses benefits of breastfeeding on WTVQ

    Posted Apr 21, 2016 by Stephanie Boyd

    FNU Faculty Member, Dr. Kelly Wilhite, CNM, DNP, APRN recently visited with Lauren Gawthrop Wtvq and Good Day Kentucky to discuss the benefits of breastfeeding for both baby and mom! Listen in here:
    http://www.clipsyndicate.com/video/...

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