Alumna and faculty member, Joanne Keefe, DNP, MPH, FNP-C found where she belonged in nursing at Frontier Nursing University (FNU). Joanne is a course coordinator for Epidemiology/Biostatistics at FNU, where she thrives in the teaching environment.
As an educator, Joanne answers the call by creating an uplifting nursing community, something her individual work in the field initially lacked.
According to Joanne, before coming to FNU, she worked in nursing for 10 years but felt she wasn’t making a difference. She pursued a Master of Public Health and Epidemiology at the University of New Mexico. After public health didn’t seem to be a good fit, she returned to individual care and decided to pursue a higher level of education at FNU.
“I finally found what I had been looking for in nursing – a supportive community,” said Joanne. “I am so lucky to be able to now work in this environment!”
Professionally, she has presented at AANP, NONPF and Conference on Meaningful Living and Learning in a Digital World.
The students in the FNU community also appreciate Joanne, nominating her for the FNU Student Choice Award in 2018.
“My ultimate goal is to change the face of nursing by sharing the community feeling and encouraging them to spread this feeling in their own communities,” said Joanne. “I strive do this as an educator, colleague and mentor.”
When Joanne is not busy at Frontier, she rides horses, gardens and spends time outside.
Joanne is grateful to be a part of the supportive FNU community and we are equally thankful to have her!