Frontier Nursing University (FNU) is much more than an educational institution – it is a community of like-minded nurse-midwives, nurse practitioners, caregivers, advocates and friends dedicated to serving the underserved across the U.S. and abroad. When a student graduates from Frontier, they remain an essential part of the FNU community, joining over 8,000 graduates who bring care to their local areas. FNU alumni have various opportunities to stay connected, supported, encouraged and engaged with their alma mater.
Here are a few ways FNU invites their alumni to stay involved:
Attend FNU Events
Although the pandemic has put a temporary hold on in-person activities, FNU hosts numerous events throughout the year designed to cultivate fellowship amongst students, alumni, staff and faculty. One of the most popular alumni events is the annual Homecoming weekend, which usually takes place in October, but is postponed until 2021. Even with the temporary hold on in-person activities, alumni can remain engaged with the FNU community through many virtual events, including the FNU Empower Virtual Events for National Midwifery Week and National Nurse Practitioner Week. This year, the Diversity Impact Conference was also transformed into a virtual experience. Keep up with the FNU blog to learn how some of the university’s favorite events are taking on a new life during the pandemic.
Become a Wide Neighborhoods Ambassador
Frontier understands graduates have busy work, personal, and social lives, but just a few moments can make a massive difference in the lives of current FNU students. Alumni can give back to FNU by serving as a Wide Neighborhoods Ambassador. Ambassadors serve as a point of contact to provide education on the programs, resources and student experiences associated with FNU. Ambassadors engage in outreach activities and work to increase student enrollment. They also provide leadership to create an environment that is welcoming and inclusive of all students.
Stay Up-to-Date with FNU’s Blog and Social Media Outlets
Frontier provides many valuable resources for alumni to stay engaged online. FNU’s blog is a great way to stay connected to all that is going on with the university. Our Alumni News category will inspire you with stories of fellow alumni serving their communities. Over the past few months, we’ve dedicated a section of the site to share the stories of alumni operating on the COVID-19 Pandemic frontlines. Make sure to subscribe to the blog and get weekly updates straight to your inbox.
FNU also has several social media platforms to follow, including Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Twitter. In addition, Frontier created a private Facebook group specifically for alumni to engage one another. Go here and request to join and be accepted into a supportive community of FNU graduates.
Become a Preceptor
A preceptor holds an essential role in FNU’s education model. Preceptors work on the frontlines with students, preparing them for their practice through patience, wisdom and understanding. Although FNU works with preceptors from all backgrounds, there is always a distinct sense of excitement and unity when FNU alumni choose to step up and answer the call. FNU preceptors can take pride in their role as they expand the nurse practitioner and nurse-midwife fields through educating others. In this role, FNU preceptors also gain access to exciting and free CEUs, earn an honorarium, and continue to extend health care services to rural and underserved communities. Go here to learn more about becoming a preceptor.
Share your Story
FNU invites alumni to share their own stories. How are you serving your community? There is nothing more rewarding for Frontier faculty and staff than to hear about how you are impacting others with your passion and education. Your story will also encourage the broader FNU community. To share your information, fill out this form, and a staff member will be in touch soon with follow-up questions.
Become a Diversity Impact Partner
FNU is committed to diversifying health care. Frontier invites alumni to join that mission by becoming a Diversity Impact Partner. The Diversity Impact program is open to all students wanting to enhance and highlight cultural awareness trends within healthcare. As Diversity Impact Partners, alumni can help students find educational and networking opportunities and provide a seamless transition to advanced practice education.
As graduates of FNU, alumni have a unique understanding of its history, value, and impact. Alumni donations allow Frontier to maintain affordable tuition, expand programs that support its mission to prepare leaders in primary care, and attract and retain talented student-centered faculty. FNU thanks all of the friends and alumni who have made many generous gifts over the years!
Alumni are an essential part of the FNU community, and Frontier faculty and staff are always available to answer questions and provide additional information. Contact Angela Bailey at the office of Alumni Relations for support by phone, 859-251-4573 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alumni can also find great information on FNU’s alumni page.
Frontier thanks all alumni serving their communities and making the world of health care a safer place!