For more than 80 years, Frontier Nursing University (FNU) has helped shape some of the most renowned nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners in the United States, and there is little doubt that much of that can be owed to the hard work and dedication of our faculty. While we use a distance-education learning model, there isn’t much that feels “distant” when it comes to our community. As students learn and provide care in their home communities, FNU faculty are committed to being present and providing consistent support throughout the educational journey.
Are you considering becoming a student at FNU? Here is what you can expect from our faculty.
As one of the first steps in your FNU path, you will attend Frontier Bound, a three day retreat where you will be introduced to your classmates and some of your faculty. During this retreat you can ask questions, get a glimpse of how coursework is delivered, and begin to create positive, supportive relationships with those you will be working with throughout your program. As our nation has faced the current pandemic, our Frontier Bound experience has transitioned to a distance experience. We have been so pleased to find that students continue to report feeling connected, inspired and ready to start their coursework!
Frontier Bound was intentionally created to help students feel comfortable with the people they will interact with in the upcoming months. Your faculty will be in touch consistently through emails, video chat, and phone calls – and they mean it when they say they are available for questions and support. Whether it’s curriculum questions or on-the-job scenarios, we want students to know they can always reach out for advice and clarification.
Another great thing about our faculty is they not only have book knowledge, they have real-world experience. 96 percent of our faculty are also certified nurse practitioners and/or nurse-midwives, with over half of them still active in their practice in their respective fields. Your instructors understand the situations you will face and want to do their very best to prepare you for your career.
If you are interested in getting some background on specific faculty members, please browse our faculty directory where you can find information on our whole team from nurse-midwives, to librarians, to psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioners and family nurse practitioners. As you look through our faculty profiles you will begin to see a few notable patterns: many of our faculty members are FNU alumni, many have worked with underserved populations, and although there are many fields of study represented, each faculty member is knowledgeable and passionate about what they do.
Something else that you may notice is that we pride ourselves in working with people from a variety of backgrounds. As an organization with a mission to serve the underserved, we understand the need for diversity in our student population as well as faculty. Caring for people regardless of race, religion or culture also means working alongside and learning from people of every race, religion and culture. The more diversity we have among our faculty and students, the greater our pool of knowledge will be of people and communities, as well as the social and medical issues facing our country.
If learning under the tutelage of intelligent and dedicated individuals with a passion to provide care to underserved communities aligns with your educational goals, visit our admissions page to apply today! We are always happy to discuss our programs with potential students.
We hope you consider joining the FNU community and experience for yourself the difference compassionate, knowledgeable, and present faculty can have on your education and future.