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 Students, Alumni, Faculty and Preceptors Shine at the 2017 ACNM Conference!

    Posted Jun 13, 2017 by Stephanie Boyd
  • Celebrating 10 Years of Bridging into the Future through our ADN Bridge Entry Option

    Posted Jun 6, 2017 by Stephanie Boyd

    Celebrating 10 Years of Bridging into the Future through our ADN Bridge Entry Option ow.ly/ZaT930cmCN1

  • Celebrating National Nurses Week

    Posted May 12, 2017 by Stephanie Boyd
  • Moving Toward Clinical Leadership: DNP Student Stories

    Posted May 4, 2017 by Stephanie Boyd

    Hear from several FNU Doctor of Nursing Practice students about their DNP projects in this Digital Summit session!

  • Congratulations to our Preceptor Award Winner for Winter Term!

    Posted Apr 17, 2017 by Stephanie Boyd
  • Join FNU March for Moms Team on Mother's Day in Washington, D.C.

    Posted Apr 17, 2017 by Stephanie Boyd

    Join the *FNU March for Moms team* on May 14th in Washington DC!
    Connect with FNU alumni, students, faculty and friends and enjoy a fun afternoon standing up for issues that are important to the future of maternity care. The March for Moms rally will last from 1pm-4pm and will include lots of fun activities. FNU will also be sponsoring the guest speaker David Monteith. We...

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    Join the *FNU March for Moms team* on May 14th in Washington DC!
    Connect with FNU alumni, students, faculty and friends and enjoy a fun afternoon standing up for issues that are important to the future of maternity care. The March for Moms rally will last from 1pm-4pm and will include lots of fun activities. FNU will also be sponsoring the guest speaker David Monteith. We hope you can join the FNU team so we have great representation on event day!

    If you’re able to join in person, here are the details:
    Meet at 12:30pm at the FNU exhibit table at the Jefferson Memorial (look for FNU banner/tablecloth).

    Enjoy the following for joining us:
    -free FNU shirt to wear on event day
    -signs to hold at the event
    -snacks/water
    -Fun networking with FNU alumni, students, faculty and friends

    About March for Moms:
    http://www.marchformoms.org/

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  • Learn more about our FNP program

    Posted Apr 5, 2017 by Stephanie Boyd

    As an FNU student in the Family Nurse Practitioner program, your home community will be your classroom while coursework is completed online. http://bit.ly/1MKkoMt

  • LGBT Health Awareness Week

    Posted Mar 31, 2017 by Stephanie Boyd

    The National LGBT Education Center has identified several ways that health care providers can come together during this week to support the LGBT community; read more now! https://portal.frontier.edu/web/fnu...

  • Congratulations to FNU President, Dr. Susan Stone!

    Posted Mar 31, 2017 by Stephanie Boyd

    Congratulations to FNU President Dr. Susan Stone and our faculty members on their newly elected positions with the American College of Nurse Midwives! http://ow.ly/ai3d30arbJd

  • Celebrating our founder, Mary Breckinridge's birthday!

    Posted Feb 20, 2017 by Stephanie Boyd

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