March 17, 2020
Dear Community Members,
Frontier Nursing University is experiencing the COVID-19 Pandemic as is the rest of the world, but we are also experiencing the heart of the situation because we are healthcare providers. All of our 2,300 students are Registered Nurses. Our students and faculty are located in every state across the United States. Of our 150 faculty members, 95% are nurse-midwives or nurse practitioners. Others at FNU are supporting the information and technology needs of the students and faculty. Our administration and staff are here to assure that the needs of these many nurses are met.
We are incredibly proud of our more than 7,000 alumni, many of whom are on the front lines in the battle against COVID-19. Their skilled service, expertise and remarkable dedication is vital in the care and treatment of patients across the country and beyond.
Our graduates are serving in every state and in some foreign countries. We are incredibly proud of our more than 7,000 alumni, many of whom are on the front lines in the battle against COVID-19. Their skilled service, expertise and remarkable dedication is vital in the care and treatment of patients across the country and beyond.
We also want you to know that we remain open and are staying connected to our students, faculty and staff, offering support in every way we can. We are in the fortunate position to be able to continue our classes online as that is our expertise. We not only know how to deliver online education, but also we are experts at it. We have been delivering distance education for more than 30 years. That said, we have made some changes. Our staff are now primarily telecommuting except staff whose primary role cannot be fulfilled in this way. Our faculty regularly telecommute. Together, we are all working to alleviate any roadblocks our students may experience during this time.
We have made the decision to forego any on-site education sessions on our campus in Hyden, Ky. All orientation programs and pre-clinical simulation sessions are being temporarily converted to online workshops. Some of our students are on hold from their clinical sites, but the majority are continuing at this point in time.
We are following the information from the Centers For Disease Control (CDC) very closely. There are really no experts regarding the coronavirus. It is new, and we are all learning as the pandemic unfolds. We appreciate the infection prevention health care community who is helping everyone navigate the best ways to stay safe and prevent the spread of the virus. Infection prevention is the major issue that the CDC is providing information about. We encourage everyone to get your information about COVID-19 and the recommendations primarily from the CDC. There are a lot of myths being promoted and spread. To check the reliability, it is best to go to the CDC website which is updated frequently here . The White House today did provide guidance in the form of a quick information sheet that is helpful.
We plan to post more information on this page daily. We will include experiences from our faculty and students, information as it becomes available and articles and webinars from our faculty experts. Understand that any information can become out of date very quickly as this is a rapidly changing situation. Stay safe out there everyone. Please send any questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Susan Stone, CNM, DNSc
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