Frontier Nursing University has announced Audra Cave, DNP, FNP-BC, as Department Chair for Family Nursing. Dr. Cave has served as the Interim Department Chair since November after the passing of former Department Chair Dr. Lisa Chappell.
“Dr. Cave’s steady leadership during a difficult and emotional last few months has provided stability and support to the department,” said FNU Dean of Nursing Dr. Joan Slager, CNM, DNP, FACNM, FAAN. “In the words of one faculty member, ‘Audra instills confidence, vision, caring, and motivation.’”
Dr. Cave previously served as FNU’s Clinical Director for the Department of Family Nursing (2022-2023) and initially joined FNU as a Regional Clinical Faculty in 2011. She also serves as a family nurse practitioner in a Federally Qualified Health Center practice in Spindale, North Carolina.
After obtaining her bachelor of science in nursing from Gardner-Webb University, Dr. Cave later attended FNU. She completed FNU’s Family Nurse Practitioner program in 2008 and was awarded the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from FNU in 2010.
“We are so pleased that Dr. Cave has accepted this role as the Department Chair of Family Nursing,” said FNU President Dr. Susan Stone, DNSc, CNM, FACNM, FAAN. “We were all devastated by the loss of Dr. Chappell, and we are incredibly fortunate to have someone as talented and dedicated as Dr. Cave to lead the Family Nursing Program into the future.”
“I am honored and humbled to be named the new Department Chair of Family Nursing,” Dr. Cave said. “Dr. Chappell was such an inspiring, supportive, and devoted leader. She laid an incredible foundation upon which we will continue to build.”