The Winter 2023 issue of the Frontier Quarterly Bulletin celebrates preceptors and the essential role they play for our students. A special message from Dean of Nursing Dr. Joan Slager, CNM, DNP, FACNM, FAAN, explains the importance of preceptors and lists the main reasons to be a preceptor. The special preceptor section includes a story about a current Frontier student who won a national precepting award. We provide answers to common questions about precepting and take a look at survey data from past preceptors that demonstrate the ease and reward of precepting.
Prior to the preceptor information, however, we share the latest news from FNU, the biggest of which comes from Dr. Susan Stone, DNSc, CNM, FACNM, FAAN. President of FNU since 2001, Dr. Stone announced she will transition into a new role as the university’s appointed Distinguished Chair of Midwifery. Dr. Stone’s transition into this role will tentatively occur at the end of 2023, pending the identification of her successor.
In another major announcement, we detail the university’s announcement of the approval of a new mission statement. While still holding true to the past mission and values of FNU, the new mission statement provides clear direction for the future of the university.
Other highlights of this issue include news about the ten FNU faculty members participating in the University’s inaugural Nurse Educator Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Fellowship program. We profile an alumnus who took “answering the call” to a new level when she answered a call from the White House, and we highlight another alumnus who has found her calling at a VA medical center in Idaho. Additional content includes a reminder about Homecoming, which will be held on March 25, as well as the latest news and notes on career changes, awards, and publications.
This issue also takes a look at the relaunch of FNU’s Courier program, which is being led by FNU Director of Annual Giving and Courier Programs Lisa Colletti-Jones. The Courier program is a prime example of FNU’s involvement in the local community, but we also explore some of the other ways in which Frontier is connecting to Versailles and Woodford County. Community service was also on display on the MLK Day of Service, in which several FNU faculty and staff members participated.
Perhaps most important of all, we share several thank you messages from our scholarship recipients. Their inspiring words are reminders of the important roles each member of the Frontier community plays in helping these students achieve their goals.
All of this and more is included in this issue of the Quarterly Bulletin. Simply click here to view or download the Winter 2023 Quarterly Bulletin today!