Alumni of Frontier Nursing University (FNU) are contributing to the future of healthcare by sharing their research to educate present and future students.
Several FNU alumni have authored research chapters in a text for nursing students. The Fifth Edition of Caring for the Vulnerable: Perspectives in Nursing Theory, Practice, and Research will feature a staggering 12 FNU representatives. These include 9 Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) graduates, 4 faculty or former faculty members, and a Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM) Master’s graduate.
Caring for the Vulnerable is a supplementary text material focusing on developing programs, conducting research, and influencing health policy when caring for vulnerable populations. The Fifth Edition contains 31 new chapters that emphasize relevance to DNP-prepared nurses.
FNU’s DNP program is designed for registered nurses who want to elevate their practice to the highest level. The program builds on knowledge acquired during master’s studies by incorporating evidence-based practice and systemic leadership in working towards quality improvement in both individual and community health care.
Chapters written by FNU alumni in Caring for the Vulnerable include:
Chapter 13: A Systematic Review of Cardiopathy and Peripartum Mortality in the United States by Andrew Youmans, MS, CNM
Chapter 21: Hepatitis C Epidemic, Outreach and Intervention for Boomers by Greg Grevera, DNP, FNP
Chapter 22: Trauma Informed Primary Care: Promoting Change among Patients with Early Life Adversity by Tracey Weise, DNP, FNP, PSMNP (Jonas Scholar)
Chapter 23: Opioid Abuse and Diversion Prevention in Rural Eastern Kentucky by Tricia Flake, DNP, FNP
Chapter 24: Culturally Contextualized Community Outreach Program to Promote Breastfeeding among African-American Women by Rachel Simmons, DNP, WHNP
Chapter 25: Strangulation Related to Intimate Partner Violence: Caring for Vulnerable Women in the Emergency Department by Jeanne Parrish, DNP, FNP
Chapter 26: The Effects of Gun Trauma on Rural Montana Health Care Providers by Margaret Bortko, DNP, FNP
Chapter 28: Caring for Vulnerable Populations: Outcomes with the DNP Prepared Nurse by Barbara Anderson, Professor Emerita, DrPH, CNM and Gwen Short (former DNP faculty, FNU)
Chapter 29: Vulnerability and Resilience: Teaching Students in Low Resource and Culturally Unfamiliar Settings by Barbara Anderson, Professor Emerita, DrPH, CNM
Chapter 33: Facing the Nursing Workforce Shortage: Policies and Initiatives to Promote a Resilient Health Care System by Barbara Anderson, Professor Emerita, DrPH, CNM
Chapter 34: The Implementation of the Strong Start for Mothers and Newborns Initiative in Freestanding Birth Centers by Jill Alliman, DNP, CNM (FNU faculty); Susan Stapleton, DNP, CNM (former FNU faculty)
Chapter 35: Protecting Vulnerable Populations from Mosquito-Borne Diseases: The Cases of Yellow Fever and Zika by Pauline Tither, DNP, FNP
FNU is proud of our alumni who continue to influence not only patients under their direct care but also students striving to follow in their footsteps.
To find out more about FNU’s DNP program, visit Frontier.edu/doctor-of-nursing-practice.