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Frontier Nursing University (FNU) was proud to recognize alumnus Jan Stalder, FNP with The Distinguished Service to Society award at this year’s Homecoming event. The award recognizes an alumnus who goes above and beyond to provide exceptional service in his or her community.
As a family nurse practitioner (FNP), paramedic and firefighter, Jan serves her community in multiple ways. Her formal education includes a Master of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Texas-Arlington and a post-graduate certification as part of FNP Class 65 at Frontier. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas System School of Nursing and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin.
Jan’s career includes experience in hospital orthopedics, intensive care and clinical genetics. She has nearly 20 years of experience in disaster response and preparedness. She holds current certifications as a paramedic and a structural firefighter through the state of Texas. Jan was honored to have been appointed by the governor to serve as a state commissioner on the Texas Commission on Fire Protection. As a founding member of Texas 4 DMAT (federal disaster medical assistance team), Jan also works with a group of professional and paraprofessional medical personnel designed to provide emergency medical care during a disaster or other unusual event.
During Jan’s 14 years of service, she has held the positions of supervisory nurse manager, training officer and operations chief. Jan was again honored when selected as a charter member of Texas Task Force 1 (TXTF1), a federal urban search and rescue team. TXTF1 is one of 28 federal teams comprised of the fire service elite for the purpose of responding to catastrophic incidents in the United States.
Jan’s experiences include serving in New Orleans during the immediate aftermath of Katrina, at ground zero in New York City, in East Texas during the recovery efforts for the Shuttle Columbia, in the outback of Australia searching for a missing American and countless other missions.
Jan currently is the owner of Frontier Family Health in McKinney, Texas. She established Frontier Family Health to provide personalized healthcare for individuals, families and business entities in and around the Collin County area.
The FNU family is honored to present Jan with the 2016 Distinguished Service to Society Award. Thank you, Jan, for your contribution to advanced nursing!