The first step in solving a problem is understanding what the problem is. As Triana Boggs, APRN, CNM (Class 186), opened Motherland Birthing and Wellness LLC last year, she did so with first-hand knowledge of how it can help address the community’s needs. The middle of three children, Boggs was raised by a single mother. With limited resources available, the family relied on government assistance for everything from housing to food to healthcare. Her passion for community service and engagement stems from her own childhood experiences of being a child in need.
The recent issue of the FNU Quarterly Bulletin is jam-packed with coverage of FNU’s event-filled Fall, which was one of the busiest in recent memory. It all began in September with Commencement, our largest annual event once again held at the historic Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky.
Within her community in rural Maine, Frontier Nursing University alumnus Dr. Rachel Koransky-Matson, stands as a beacon of transformative healthcare, especially for those affected by diabetes. Graduating as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) in 2016 and completing her Post-Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in 2017, Dr. Koransky-Matson said her journey began with a resounding desire to make a difference which led her to FNU.
We have so much to be proud of in 2023, including our students, faculty, staff, alumni, preceptors and donors. We invite you to reflect on this past year at Frontier Nursing University.
FNU’s commencement ceremony honored the nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners who have completed the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, Master in Science of Nursing degree, or Post-Graduate Certificate. FNU awarded over 1,000 degrees again this year.
Giving back can take many forms, and in the case of precepting, it is the gifts of time and expertise. Frontier Nursing University’s Clinical Outreach and Placement team is available to help students throughout their clinical program. The unit aids students by providing assistance and resources for locating clinical sites. It also provides support and customer service to preceptors, answering their questions and troubleshooting challenging situations.
On Thursday, November 16, Frontier Nursing University will join healthcare providers and organizations across the country to celebrate National Rural Health Day (NRHD). Organized by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health, NRHD is an opportunity to bring awareness to the unique challenges that rural communities face and the efforts of rural healthcare providers to create positive change in these regions.
National Nurse Practitioner Week is Nov. 12-18, and Frontier Nursing University is celebrating by hosting a virtual event called Empower 2023. Those interested in participating are asked to register at Frontier.edu/NPWeek. FNU’s virtual event will offer five sessions presented by FNU faculty and alumni on the latest practices and topics influencing nurse practitioner care and includes two free continuing education (CE) opportunities.