Episode 1: Get to know FNU and President Dr. Susan Stone
Welcome to the Frontier Nursing University All-Access Podcast! This podcast provides a closer look at Frontier Nursing University through lively and entertaining discussions with a wide variety of guests and topics.
As many of you already know, Frontier Nursing University was founded in 1939 and, more than 80 years later, stands as a leader in nurse practitioner and nurse-midwifery education. 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. In 2021, Frontier was named a “Great College to Work For” by the Great Colleges to Work For® program.
Fittingly, Episode 1 features a casual conversation with Dr. Susan Stone, whose history with Frontier dates back to 1991 when she earned a Post-Master’s Certificate in Nurse-Midwifery from what was then the Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing. Dr. Stone, who was inducted into the prestigious National Academy of Medicine in 2019, has served as Frontier’s president since 2001.
We hope that every episode of the Frontier Nursing University All-Access Podcast will make you laugh, cry, learn something new, or give you perspective and food for thought.
What You’ll Learn From This Episode:
- The history and growth of Frontier Nursing University
- All about Frontier’s unique, innovative distance-learning model
- Some fun behind-the-scenes stories
- How Dr. Stone came to Frontier
- Dr. Stone’s summary of the university’s current status and the vision for the future
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