Versailles, Ky. – Today, Frontier Nursing University announced plans for the 2019 commencement ceremonies, which will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 28, in the Bluegrass Ballroom of the Lexington Center in Lexington, Ky. FNU’s commencement ceremony honors 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.
In 2018, more than 1,600 people attended the commencement ceremonies at the Nixon Center in Hyden, Ky., to celebrate the graduation of more than 800 nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners. The graduates, which included 45 from Kentucky, represented 47 states and three countries. With FNU’s enrollment numbers continuing to climb, attendance at future commencement ceremonies is expected to grow as well.
The move of the 2019 commencement to Lexington coincides with the ongoing construction on FNU’s new campus in Versailles, Ky. The campus, which is scheduled to open in 2020, will enable the university to better serve its growing student population. More than 60 FNU staff members currently work out of offices on the new campus.
“We are very excited about our continued growth and the opportunities the new Versailles campus presents, ” said FNU President Dr. Susan Stone. “We are extremely proud to carry on the vision of our founder, Mary Breckinridge, to educate certified nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners to serve their communities. We look forward to introducing another group of outstanding FNU graduates and to celebrating their achievements at commencement in September.”
About Frontier Nursing University:
The mission of FNU is 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. FNU offers graduate Nurse-Midwifery and Nurse-Practitioner distance education programs that can be pursued full- or part-time with the student’s home community serving as the classroom. Degrees and options offered include Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) or Post-Graduate Certificates. To learn more about FNU and the programs and degrees offered, please visit Frontier.edu.