Amidst the concerns of the spread of the COVID 19 virus, Frontier Nursing University (FNU) announced today that it will conduct next week’s Frontier Bound orientation session for incoming students virtually. Frontier Bound was originally set to be held at FNU’s campus in Hyden, Ky., March 16-19.
FNU students travel from all over the country to attend Frontier Bound, a key factor in the decision regarding the status of the March 16 orientation session.
“As a leader in healthcare education, Frontier Nursing University is closely monitoring the spread and the impact of the COVID 19 virus,” said FNU President Dr. Susan Stone. “We are taking the action of conducting Frontier Bound virtually to avoid unnecessary risk to our students and faculty who travel from all across the United States to attend the orientation session on our campus in Hyden.”
At FNU, all Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Post-Graduate Certificate (PGC) students (Certified Nurse-Midwife, Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner) begin their educational journey on campus at Frontier Bound, an enriching four-day orientation to their educational program at Frontier Nursing University. Time is spent learning skills needed for distance education, making lifelong friends, reviewing courses, asking questions, and planning to be a successful student after returning home. The March 16-19 Bound will be conducted with the same content and structure via virtual sessions.
The next scheduled on-site campus session is April 5. A decision regarding the status of that session will be made at a later date as FNU continues to monitor the status of the COVID 19 virus situation.