Frontier Nursing University (FNU) is making progress on its “New Frontier” in Versailles, Ky.
FNU has secured a contractor and is set to begin the renovations to several buildings and plots on its new property in Versailles, with expected completion date for the new campus set for January 2020.
FNU purchased the 67-acre lot in October 2017 with a vision to expand enrollment and pass on Mary Breckinridge’s vision and values to more nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners.
The lot was the former home of United Methodist Children’s Home and its adjacent property.
FNU opened the site up for bids from contractors, and after several months and tweaks to the original plan, is moving forward with Griggs Enterprises, Inc. Ten building renovations and two new constructions will take place to make way for student housing, on-site faculty and staff housing, expanded education and simulation facilities, a large auditorium, a fitness center and more.
The renovations planned for the historic home on campus and the construction of a new Dining Hall, which will include the gift shop and fitness center, will be contracted as a separate project.
Though many FNU staff have already moved their offices to the new campus, the original Hyden, Ky. campus will continue to run all student events until early 2020.
The transition to the new campus is slower than expected, but FNU administrators are confident that this move will be worth the wait.
“Change is necessary to continue advancing our ultimate mission of improving healthcare for families everywhere,” said FNU President Dr. Susan Stone.
“This new campus will make room for the growth needed to establish Frontier as the leader in advanced nursing and midwifery education.”
The Versailles property also includes the Woodford Lakes Golf Club. The golf course, which is owned by FNU, was reopened to the public on August 31. Operating hours, fees and tee times can be found at www.woodfordlakesgolfclub.com.
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