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 partners with nursing school in Haiti

    Posted Feb 15, 2016 by Stephanie Boyd

    At the heart of FNU is our desire to help underserved populations. We are excited to come alongside FSIL and carry the FNU mission to one of the neediest countries in the world. ?

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    At the heart of FNU is our desire to help underserved populations. We are excited to come alongside FSIL and carry the FNU mission to one of the neediest countries in the world. ‪

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  • FNU featured in Diverse Education's : Frontier Goes the Distance in Serving the Underserved

    Posted Feb 9, 2016 by Stephanie Boyd

    Frontier Goes the Distance in Serving the Underserved
    Frontier Goes the Distance in Serving the Underserved - Higher Education

  • January Alumni Spotlight

    Posted Jan 29, 2016 by Stephanie Boyd

    With a focus on serving rural areas, this graduate became the first Certified Nurse-Midwife in many years to practice in Hazard, Ky. Check out this month's Alumni Spotlight on Carrie Lee-Hall, MSN, WHNP, FNP, SANE, CNM http://ow.ly/XFXAK #FNUAnswerTheCall #Hazard #KY #nursing #midwifery

  • FNU Ranked #3 in Best Online MSN programs in 2016

    Posted Jan 14, 2016 by Stephanie Boyd

    Frontier Nursing University ranks #3 in best online MSN programs by BestColleges.com #graduate #nursing #online #education

  • FNU rated in Top 10 best value online doctor of nursing practice degree programs in 2016

    Posted Jan 12, 2016 by Stephanie Boyd
  • Join us for a Case Presentation Day in your area!

    Posted Dec 26, 2015 by Stephanie Boyd

    Everyone is invited to attend FNU Case Days! See the full article & schedule of case days at http://ow.ly/Wkucm

  • The Importance of Nurse-Midwives and Creating a Collaborative Community of Care

    Posted Dec 18, 2015 by Stephanie Boyd

    FNU President Susan Stone reflects on the current state of women's health care & maternal mortality in the U.S. She calls for a patient-centered, collaborative care model to truly improve outcomes for women and families.

  • Check out FNU's new blog!

    Posted Dec 9, 2015 by Stephanie Boyd
  • Learn more about our new Clinical Directors in this FNU blog post.

    Posted Dec 2, 2015 by Stephanie Boyd
  • FNU Alumni Spotlight: Chasity Frakes

    Posted Nov 24, 2015 by Stephanie Boyd

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