Frontier Nursing University (FNU) has announced Audra Cave, DNP, FNP-BC, as Clinical Director for the Department of Family Nursing. Dr. Cave has served as a regional clinical faculty at FNU since 2012. She also works as a nurse practitioner in a Federally Qualified Health Center practice in Spindale, North Carolina.
“I am so thankful for Dr. Cave’s decade-long service and commitment to Frontier,” said FNU Dean of Nursing Dr. Joan Slager, CNM, DNP, FACNM, FAAN. “We are thrilled to welcome her into the role of Clinical Director, where she will have the opportunity to impact even further the preparation and training of our students.”
Dr. Cave obtained her bachelor of science in nursing from Gardner Webb University. She later attended FNU, where she earned both her master of science in nursing degree and her doctor of nursing practice. In addition to her roles as an assistant professor at FNU, she previously served as adjunct faculty at East Carolina University and was a clinical preceptor at Winston-Salem State University.
“I am so pleased to welcome Dr. Cave as the new Clinical Director for the Department of Family Nursing,” said FNU Department Chair for the Department of Family Nursing Dr. Lisa Chappell, Ph.D., FNP-BC, CRNP. “Throughout her tenure at FNU, she has demonstrated a deep commitment to our students and our mission, and I am excited for her to share her passion and expertise in this expanded role.”
“It has been my honor to be a part of Frontier Nursing University for so many years, and I am incredibly excited for this new opportunity,” Dr. Cave said. “Having worked in a Federally Qualified Health Center, it means a great deal to me that FNU’s mission is focused on serving diverse, rural, and underserved populations.”