At the heart of Frontier Nursing University is a talented and diverse community of students, alumni, faculty, staff, Couriers and preceptors. Our blog features members of the FNU community who are focused on the mission of educating nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners to deliver quality health care to underserved and rural populations. This is also where we keep you up-to-date on the latest news and upcoming events. Welcome and check back often!
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On Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, Frontier Nursing University (FNU) hosted its first virtual commencement ceremony. The event celebrated the 817 wonderful nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners who completed the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, Master of Science in Nursing degree, or Post-Graduate Certificate programs this year. Despite the hardships this past year has brought, it is an exciting … [Read More...]
Every October, we pause to celebrate National Midwifery Week and the important work of midwives around the globe. This year was particularly special given the World Health Organization’s (WHO) designation of 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. We also use this time to bring greater awareness to the rising maternal mortality rate in the U.S. Approximately 700 women die per year during … [Read More...]
Family Nurse Practitioners (FNP) play a vital role in today’s American healthcare system, but that wasn’t always the case. Just over 50 years ago, no educators in the United States offered an FNP program, leaving a gap for families desiring comprehensive primary care. In the late 1960s, Frontier Graduate School of Midwifery, now known as Frontier Nursing University (FNU), recognized this need and … [Read More...]
Twelve years ago, Frontier Nursing University (FNU) dedicated itself to providing yet another outstanding educational program, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). The DNP is the highest degree available for a practicing clinical nurse. It was designed to prepare registered nurses to take their clinical expertise, leadership skills, and nursing career to the next level. At FNU, the DNP curriculum … [Read More...]
The Frontier community is proud to have students and alumni serving on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout the next few weeks, we are committed to sharing their stories in order to provide insight, hope and encouragement. Thank you to all the health care workers who are risking their own well-being daily to serve our nation. Click here to read more stories of courage and … [Read More...]
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National Midwifery Week was created by American College of Nurse-Midwives to celebrate and recognize midwives and midwife-led care. Visit www.midwife.org to learn more.Find out more »
National Midwifery Week is October 4-10, and Frontier Nursing University is celebrating by hosting an exciting virtual event dedicated to nurse-midwifery. During FNU's Empower 2020 Year of the Nurse and the Midwife virtual event, hear from passionate leaders in nurse-midwifery who are committed to better care for women and families. We hope you’ll join us! Visit Frontier.edu/MidwiferyWeek for more information.Find out more »