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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    Posted Jul 27, 2015 by Stephanie Boyd
  • 10 Most Famous Nurses

    Posted Jul 14, 2015 by Stephanie Boyd
    Our founder, Mary Breckinridge, makes this Top 10 list!
  • FNU grads in the news!

    Posted Jul 7, 2015 by Stephanie Boyd
  • Make a difference in the life of a student - become a FNU preceptor!

    Posted Jun 29, 2015 by Stephanie Boyd
  • Nurse Practitioner Pay Eclipses $100K Annually

    Posted Jun 18, 2015 by Stephanie Boyd
  • Why Midwives are Making a Comeback...An article from the Atlantic

    Posted Jun 15, 2015 by Stephanie Boyd
  • Dr. Tonya Nicholson Featured in Huffington Post Article on Physiological Birth

    Posted Jun 3, 2015 by Stephanie Boyd
    Journey into Wellbeing's Debra K interviews Dr. Tonya Nicholson, Frontier Nursing University Program Director of Midwifery and Women's Health in a recent article shared on Huffington Post. The article called "Expecting? The process of creating a physiological birth" sheds light on the natural ability of women to experience birth with minimum intervention. Read More
    Journey into Wellbeing’s Debra K interviews Dr. Tonya Nicholson, Frontier Nursing University Program Director of Midwifery and Women's Health in a recent article shared on Huffington Post. The article called “Expecting? The process of creating a physiological birth” sheds light on the natural ability of women to experience birth with minimum intervention. Read Less
  • Certified Nurse-Midwives land on the Business Insider Top 10 List...

    Posted May 30, 2015 by Stephanie Boyd
    People in these roles were most likely to say that their jobs "make the world a better place," and they typically earn more than the average US worker. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/best-jobs-for-do-gooders-2015-5?op=1#ixzz3bdC3G3ed
  • Nurses Lounge Contest

    Posted May 26, 2015 by Stephanie Boyd
    Check out another great contest from Nurses Lounge!
  • Join us at the FNU Reception during the AANP Conference this year!

    Posted May 21, 2015 by Stephanie Boyd
    Join us for a fun reception during the AANP Conference in New Orleans! The reception is located in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center -- Room 264. Light hors d'oeurves and a cash bar is provided. Please RSVP to Angela Bailey - Angela.Bailey@frontier.edu Or https://www.facebook.com/events/1595547244021793/

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