As a donor, community member or friend you may be wondering what FNU is doing in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic and what you can do to help.
We are still serving our students and honoring our Culture of Caring. Our leadership team is meeting regularly, sometimes daily, to keep our community safe and to make sure that our students are, as always, receiving a top-quality education and that we are making accommodations for the extenuating circumstances created by this global pandemic. Further, we are honoring our Culture of Caring by making sure that our staff and faculty are also supported during this time. As of today, all of our faculty and staff are working from home. We are so proud of how this community has come together and is supporting each other!
We are continually watching for official updates. Whether it is via our Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear or the CDC, we are staying on top of the information coming to us and abiding by their suggestions and orders. Once we receive the information, our leadership is evaluating what it means for our staff, faculty and students and making adjustments as quickly as possible.
Our Students and Graduates are making an impact. Many of our more than 7,000 graduates are on the frontlines of this crisis. We are, every day, receiving notes, updates, pictures and anecdotes from our alumni that make our hearts swell with pride. For instance, one graduate is providing a drive-in nurse-midwifery check-up service to ensure her patients have as little contact as possible with others. Another graduate continues to do home visits for her patients in a rural Mennonite community, and another assists ER doctors and EMS crews to intubate critical patients These stories and many more will be shared with all of you in our upcoming Quarterly Bulletin. You can also read their stories at frontier.edu/courage.
FNU is hosting virtual circle-up sessions for alumni on the third Saturday of each month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. ET. To participate, please check our alumni e-newsletter or FNU Alumni Facebook group page for details.
We will be here when this is all over. Like you, we aren't sure what the full impact is going to be on our community or the world, but we do know this - our graduates are needed and will continue to be needed now, more than ever before.
How can you help? First and foremost, you can help by following the social distancing guidelines and other recommendations from the CDC. You can also donate funds to support our students, or donate personal protective equipment. Donating to Frontier Nursing University is easy, you can donate online by clicking the link below or mail your gifts to:
Frontier Nursing University
2050 Lexington Road
Versailles, KY 40838
Please know, your gifts and support continue to work toward our mission to provide accessible nurse-midwifery and nurse practitioner education to prepare competent, entrepreneurial, ethical and compassionate leaders in primary care to serve all individuals with an emphasis on women and families in diverse, rural and underserved populations during this time of uncertainty. Learn more about donating to Frontier Nursing University.
Until we see each other again, please take care of yourself, your families and your friends.
Face Mask Donations Needed. With the well-documented shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE), FNU is collecting home-made face coverings that we will distribute to members of the FNU community. There are several resources and templates for making home-made face coverings available online. Here are the recommended guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).