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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  • We are thrilled to honor Dr. Cherese Severson, DNP, FNP-BC, of Nampa, ID, as our featured preceptor this term.

    Posted Dec 31, 2014 by Jamie Wheeler

    Lindsey Wells, FNP student class 103, says that Dr. Severson "allows for a comfortable learning environment in which the student can flourish and gain confidence in their abilities to become a practitioner." Dr. Severson has been an advocate for independent practice not only in the state of Idaho, but nationwide. She is the co-chair of the Idaho Nursing Action Coalition (I...

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    Lindsey Wells, FNP student class 103, says that Dr. Severson “allows for a comfortable learning environment in which the student can flourish and gain confidence in their abilities to become a practitioner.” Dr. Severson has been an advocate for independent practice not only in the state of Idaho, but nationwide. She is the co-chair of the Idaho Nursing Action Coalition (INAC), which advocates state and nationally for independent practice for APRNs. She has taken FNU students over the past 4 years and, as per her policy, only takes FNU students as she believes that, "FNU students are the best prepared when it comes to clinic." Recently Dr. Severson expanded her competency to include antepartum in part to assist FNU students in obtaining the required elements for this population. Dr. Severson’s lifespan care includes vulnerable and high risk patients. She regularly publishes health education articles in the Idaho Press Tribune on current topics that affect the public's health. Her roles and accolades are numerous and include AANP Idaho State Representative for 5 years, AANP NP Award for Clinical Excellence, publications in JAANP (The Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners), and the first nurse practitioner speaker for the International Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology, held in Dalian, China in 2013, among others. Amanda Dozier, FNP student class 113, says that Dr. Severson “goes above and beyond the call of duty for her preceptees. These extras include a dermatology procedures day hosted at her home for area FNU students. She is encouraging, complimentary, and loves to educate her students. Yet, she provides suggestions for improvement and helps us think through our assessments and our plans to be sure we aren't missing anything. She's willing to give us our wings while providing a soft landing place if we fall. She is truly one of a kind.” Read more: http://www.frontier.edu/preceptor Read Less
  • Dr. Judi Daniels Receives Prestigious Award

    Posted Dec 8, 2014 by Adam Burkhart

    FNU faculty member Dr.Judi Daniels has been named Kentucky's 2014 Outstanding Nurse Educator. Dr. Daniels was nominated by colleagues and students and was chosen as the recipient of the award by Publishing Concepts, Inc., the country's largest publisher of State Boards of Nursing journals. Nominations and stories for the award were encouraged of students and colleagues th...

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    FNU faculty member Dr.Judi Daniels has been named Kentucky’s 2014 Outstanding Nurse Educator. Dr. Daniels was nominated by colleagues and students and was chosen as the recipient of the award by Publishing Concepts, Inc., the country’s largest publisher of State Boards of Nursing journals. Nominations and stories for the award were encouraged of students and colleagues throughout the state. Many of the state’s educators were nominated and, after careful consideration, Daniels was chosen the winner. Daniels receives a cash award as well as a plaque and a story in the Kentucky Board of Nursing journal. Frontier Nursing University also receives a check for a nursing scholarship. Read more: http://www.frontier.edu/news/dr-judi-daniels-award?source=homepage Read Less
  • In its 75 years, Frontier Nursing University has gone from care on horseback to innovative online learning

    Posted Oct 6, 2014 by Adam Burkhart
    From the Lexington Herald-Leader

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