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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  • “Midwives and the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP): from the Frontier”

    Posted May 18, 2015 by Stephanie Boyd
    Dr. Susan M. Yount, Director of DNP Program, writes about FNU's Post-Master's DNP Program in this article,
  • Vote for FNU Alumni Trish Perkins in the 2015 Ansell CARES HERO Nurse Service Award

    Posted May 8, 2015 by Stephanie Boyd

    We are proud to announce that Trish Perkins, a CNEP Class 70 graduate is nominated for the 2015 Ansell CARES HERO Nurse Service Award. You can support your Frontier sister through voting online May 7th - May 29th. Every person can vote 1 time/day and every day. Trish sent us this message: "I am so moved and humble to have been nominated for the Ansell H.E.R.O.s in nursing...

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    We are proud to announce that Trish Perkins, a CNEP Class 70 graduate is nominated for the 2015 Ansell CARES HERO Nurse Service Award. You can support your Frontier sister through voting online May 7th - May 29th. Every person can vote 1 time/day and every day. Trish sent us this message: "I am so moved and humble to have been nominated for the Ansell H.E.R.O.s in nursing award! I want to thank everyone who has been there along my journey; those who encouraged me, taught me, worked beside me, and waited for me to come home. Most of all I want to thank all the women, mothers and families who trusted my hands and my care. It is an honor to serve you! Midwifery is my calling and service is my faith." See more or vote for her at: http://ansellhero.com/gallery.php?search=Patricia+Perkins+ ‪#‎midwivesmakeadifference‬ ‪#‎midwiferymatters‬ ‪#‎nursesweek‬ Read Less
  • Give a #nurseshoutout during National Nurses Week!

    Posted May 7, 2015 by Stephanie Boyd
    Don't forget to give your #NurseShoutOut as we celebrate #NursesWeek! You and your favorite nurse could win dinner and massages http://www.wkyt.com/pages/misc/299690501.html#/Enter/
  • Dr. Scharmaine Lawson-Baker announced as Keynote Speaker for FNU's 5th Annual Diversity Impact Event.

    Posted May 4, 2015 by Stephanie Boyd
    We are honored to announce Dr. Scharmaine Lawson-Baker as our Keynote Speaker for the 5th Annual Diversity Impact weekend on campus! Read more here http://www.frontier.edu/student-services/pride-program/events/diversity-impact
  • ACNM 8th Video Contest

    Posted Apr 29, 2015 by Stephanie Boyd
    Midwives and student midwives are invited to show off their creative talents in the 8th Annual ACNM Video Contest. The winner will receive one free registration to the ACNM 61st Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Albuquerque, NM, May 21-25, 2016. The winning video will be posted on the ACNM YouTube channel and considered for use in public relations efforts.
  • Just in time for National Nurses Week 2015.... #nurseshoutout

    Posted Apr 28, 2015 by Stephanie Boyd
    Give your favorite nures a ?#?NurseShoutOut? between now and May 13th for a chance to win a great prize. **As part of this contest, you and your favorite nurse can win dinner and massages** So, how do you give a shout out to your favorite nurse? It is EASY! To place your entry click here: http://www.wkyt.com/pages/misc/299690501.html#/Enter/ Read More
    Give your favorite nures a ‪#‎NurseShoutOut‬ between now and May 13th for a chance to win a great prize. **As part of this contest, you and your favorite nurse can win dinner and massages** So, how do you give a shout out to your favorite nurse? It is EASY! To place your entry click here: http://www.wkyt.com/pages/misc/299690501.html#/Enter/ Read Less
  • Alumni--We need your Class Notes!

    Posted Apr 23, 2015 by Stephanie Boyd

    We need your Class Notes!! Dear Alumni, We are working on the next issue of the FNU Quarterly Bulletin and would love to include your news, notes and updates. Please take a moment to send me your news at angela.bailey@frontier.edu. New home? New job? New baby? Celebrating a milestone? Earn and award? Get published? These are just a few examples of items we would love...

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    We need your Class Notes!! Dear Alumni, We are working on the next issue of the FNU Quarterly Bulletin and would love to include your news, notes and updates. Please take a moment to send me your news at angela.bailey@frontier.edu. New home? New job? New baby? Celebrating a milestone? Earn and award? Get published? These are just a few examples of items we would love to share. I look forward to hearing from you! Angela Bailey-Davis Angela.Bailey@frontier.edu Read Less
  • FNU's Nurse-Midwifery program ranked 1st out of 39 by US News & World Report!

    Posted Apr 23, 2015 by Stephanie Boyd
  • Give your favorite nurse a #nurseshoutout during National Nurses Week 2015 #NNW2015

    Posted Apr 21, 2015 by Stephanie Boyd

    Give Your Favorite Nurse a Shoutout for National Nurses Week Get Entered to Win Dinner and a Massage for You and Your Favorite Nurse! Frontier Nursing University is celebrating National Nurses Week, observed annually May 6-12, by encouraging everyone to give a shoutout to their favorite nurse. Not only will the shoutouts be public acknowledgements of the value and impact o...

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    Give Your Favorite Nurse a Shoutout for National Nurses Week Get Entered to Win Dinner and a Massage for You and Your Favorite Nurse! Frontier Nursing University is celebrating National Nurses Week, observed annually May 6-12, by encouraging everyone to give a shoutout to their favorite nurse. Not only will the shoutouts be public acknowledgements of the value and impact of nurses, but they will also help raise awareness of nursing care. The Frontier Nursing University contest which is hosted in conjunction with the local central Kentucky CBS television station WKYT will run April 15 - May 13. The winner and his/her favorite nurse will receive dinner and a massage as a special thanks for their participation. Participants will also have the chance to see their shoutouts posted on the FNU Facebook and Twitter pages throughout April and May. Please celebrate with FNU by giving a quick shoutout to a nurse, nurse-midwife or nurse practitioner who you love. All participants are also encouraged to post on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag ‪#‎NurseShoutOut‬. ‪#‎NNW15‬ Visit http://www.wkyt.com/pages/misc/299690501.html#/Enter to enter. Deadline is May 13, 2015 Read Less
  • Winter 2015 Featured FNU Preceptor

    Posted Mar 24, 2015 by Jamie Wheeler
    Congratulations to Susan Nilsen, CNM, and her team of nurse-midwives at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) on being our featured preceptors this winter! We are honored to highlight such a well-deserving family of preceptors. Please read the full story here: http://www.frontier.edu/preceptor

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