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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  • Women and Families Face Consequences of Maternity Workforce Shortage

    Posted Dec 1, 2017 by Stephanie Boyd
  • FNU Awards Degrees to More than 600 Graduates

    Posted Nov 1, 2017 by Stephanie Boyd
  • Celebrate National Nurse Practitioner Week with FNU!

    Posted Oct 24, 2017 by Stephanie Boyd

    National Nurse Practitioner Week is in November, and one of the ways Frontier Nursing University is celebrating is by hosting an exciting virtual event dedicated to nursing. From November 12-18, the "Mission Focused: Nurse Practitioners Answering the Call" virtual event will explore the experiences of Nurse Practitioners who are passionate leaders committed to better care...

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    National Nurse Practitioner Week is in November, and one of the ways Frontier Nursing University is celebrating is by hosting an exciting virtual event dedicated to nursing. From November 12-18, the "Mission Focused: Nurse Practitioners Answering the Call" virtual event will explore the experiences of Nurse Practitioners who are passionate leaders committed to better care for women and families. All sessions are free and easy to join. We hope you’ll join us! Frontier Nursing University – 2017 Virtual Event

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  • Our blog has moved!

    Posted Oct 20, 2017 by Stephanie Boyd

    See our new, updated blog and subscribe for the latest updates today!

  • Our 2017 Virtual Event Celebrating National Midwifery Week Starts Sunday!

    Posted Sep 29, 2017 by Stephanie Boyd

    Frontier Nursing University's virtual event dedicated to nurse-midwifery starts today! Don't miss FNU President Dr. Susan Stone's opening session at 6 p.m. EST, as she discusses, "Maternity Workforce Shortages: Consequences and Possible Solutions."

    Through October 7, in recognition of National Midwifery Week, the "Mission Focused: Nurse-Midwives Answering the Call" vir...

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    Frontier Nursing University’s virtual event dedicated to nurse-midwifery starts today! Don’t miss FNU President Dr. Susan Stone’s opening session at 6 p.m. EST, as she discusses, “Maternity Workforce Shortages: Consequences and Possible Solutions.”

    Through October 7, in recognition of National Midwifery Week, the “Mission Focused: Nurse-Midwives Answering the Call” virtual event will explore the experiences of Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNMs).

    Tomorrow, FNU’s Associate Dean for Midwifery and Women’s Health Tonya Nicholson will be facilitating a LIVE session for midwifery students and those who are considering becoming a nurse-midwife. Listen in at 6 p.m. EST and hear about real life as a student and the joys of life as a midwife.

    All sessions are free and easy to join at Frontier.edu/MidwiferyWeek. Here’s how to participate:

    1. Visit Frontier.edu/MidwiferyWeek.
    2. Click on “Session Schedule” in the upper right corner of the page.
    3. At the scheduled date and time, click on the session you’d like to join.
    4. Click on the video or follow the instructions within the session page to begin. Videos become available at the noted date and time.

    A BIG thank you to our virtual event sponsors:
    Southern Cross Insurance Solutions
    ​Impressions, Incorporated
    ​Model-Med ​

    Thank you for celebrating National Midwifery Week with FNU!

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  • Save the Date for our 2017 Digital Summit celebrating National Midwifery Week!

    Posted Aug 31, 2017 by Stephanie Boyd

    Save the date for our 2017 Digital Summit celebrating National Midwifery Week, October 1-7, 2017 frontier.edu/MidwiferyWeek #FNUAnswerTheCall #MidwivesMakingStrides #NatMW17

  • Alumni Spotlight on Gary Koller, BSN, RN, MSN, FNC-P

    Posted Aug 22, 2017 by Stephanie Boyd
  • Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Jonas !

    Posted Jul 27, 2017 by Stephanie Boyd
  • FNU attends the 2017 AANP National Conference

    Posted Jul 19, 2017 by Stephanie Boyd

    Read our latest blog post to catch up on faculty and alumni kudos and all of the FNU happenings at 2017 AANP now.

  • The Call to Serve by Dr. Jana Esden

    Posted Jul 6, 2017 by Stephanie Boyd

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