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 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. FNU Participates in #MyJeepStory - Blog - Frontier Nursing University

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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/...

  • FNU ranks in Top 30 Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs

    Posted Mar 31, 2016 by Stephanie Boyd

    We are proud to be ranked in the Top 30 Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs by U.S. News & World Report

  • FNU announces facilities expansion

    Posted Mar 15, 2016 by Stephanie Boyd

    Read the full press release here.

  • If you are in the Tampa, Hollywood or Orlando, FL areas-- Join us for this free event!

    Posted Mar 2, 2016 by Stephanie Boyd

    Frontier Nursing University, WEDU, FPBS and WPBT2 South Florida PBS invite you to join us for a fun and free event - a reception and screening of an episode from the upcoming season 5 of "Call the Midwife." Choose from three Florida locations.

    The reception will begin at 6pm where you can enjoy complimentary heavy hors d'oeuvres. Show time will begin at 7pm - you won't...

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    Frontier Nursing University, WEDU, FPBS and WPBT2 South Florida PBS invite you to join us for a fun and free event – a reception and screening of an episode from the upcoming season 5 of “Call the Midwife.” Choose from three Florida locations.

    The reception will begin at 6pm where you can enjoy complimentary heavy hors d’oeuvres. Show time will begin at 7pm – you won’t want to miss being one of the first to preview the new season of the hit PBS show “Call the Midwife.” Feel free to bring guests.

    Who: Fans of “Call the Midwife”, Future Frontier students, Frontier Alumni and friends

    When/Where: Choose one of our three Florida locations

    Hollywood, FL
    Tuesday, March 29th
    6:00pm-8:00pm
    Cinema Paradiso
    2008 Hollywood Blvd.
    Hollywood, FL 33020
    *Cash bar available.

    Orlando, FL
    Wednesday, March 30th
    6:00pm-8:00pm
    Location TBD

    Tampa, FL
    Thursday, March 31st
    6:00pm – 8:00pm
    WEDU PBS
    1300 North Boulevard
    Tampa, FL 33607–5699

    To learn more about Frontier Nursing University visit frontier.edu.
    Contact Brittney.Edwards@frontier.edu with any questions.

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  • Share your story!

    Posted Feb 29, 2016 by Stephanie Boyd

    Are you a Frontier Nursing University student or graduate with a story to tell? We would love to hear it! No matter how you are carrying out the vision of Mary Breckinridge, we hope you will share your story with us today. It's a simple click and fill in the blank form, so why don't you give it a whirl?
    ?#?FNUAnswerTheCall? ?#?shareyourstory?

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    Are you a Frontier Nursing University student or graduate with a story to tell? We would love to hear it! No matter how you are carrying out the vision of Mary Breckinridge, we hope you will share your story with us today. It's a simple click and fill in the blank form, so why don't you give it a whirl?
    ‪#‎FNUAnswerTheCall‬ ‪#‎shareyourstory‬

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  • FNU Post-Master's Certificate + Companion DNP program

    Posted Feb 24, 2016 by Stephanie Boyd

    Specialize in an area not obtained in your original graduate studies with FNU's Post-Master's Certificate + Companion DNP. This online program is for Nurse Practitioners and Certified Nurse Midwives. Learn more today.

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    Specialize in an area not obtained in your original graduate studies with FNU’s Post-Master’s Certificate + Companion DNP. This online program is for Nurse Practitioners and Certified Nurse Midwives. Learn more today.

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  • FNU Student Spotlight on Karline Mitchell, RN, RM, CNM, MSN

    Posted Feb 18, 2016 by Stephanie Boyd

    Read more about Karline in this recent blogpost!

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