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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  • 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:
    MARCH for MOMS

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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
  • New opportunities for CNMs and NPs at our Career Center!

    Posted Feb 6, 2017 by Stephanie Boyd

    Lots of new opportunities on our Alumni Career Center page! http://ow.ly/z9tL308JWTE

  • 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 http://ow.ly/3ZVB306Pl66

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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 http://ow.ly/3ZVB306Pl66

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