Frontier Nursing University (FNU) seeks to empower its students to make a difference in their communities and in their field.
We are proud to highlight six students who have been recently recognized for their significant accomplishments and pursuits to better their education and the care they provide.
FNU Students receive AANP scholarships
The following students received AANP Scholarships in 2018:
CFNP student Nadezhda Kravchuk, RN, BSN of Nampa, Idaho received a 2018 Master’s in Nursing Scholarship. Nadezhdra is in CFNP Class 154 at FNU.
DNP student Rachel Powell, APRN, MSN of Richmond, Ky. was the recipient of a 2018 Doctor of Nursing Practice – Post Master’s Scholarship. Rachel is a student in FNU’s DNP Class 29.
Congratulations, Nadezhda and Rachel! See the complete list of AANP Scholarship recipients here.
PMHNP student honored as Litchfield County Leader Under 40
Congratulations to FNU alumna and PHMNP student (Class 161) Katrin Moskowitz, DNP, FNP for being named one of the Northwest CT Chamber of Commerce: Leaders Under 40.
Katrin was recently named Assistant Clinical Director of Community Health and Wellness Center, where she started the Medication-Assisted Treatment program and led the effort to decrease the number of deaths from opioid addiction and to increase vital access to care for such.
In 2016, she was chosen as a Fellow of the year-long Duke-Johnson and Johnson Nurse Leadership Program, which enabled her to network and grow her skills. She has returned to FNU to obtain her PMHNP.
Great work, Katrin! Read the full story here.
FNP student named the recipient of NEF scholarship
Congratulations to CFNP (Class 158) student Elizabeth Balleweg, BSN for earning the Geraldine Labecki scholarship from the Nurses Educational Funds, Inc.
Elizabeth was one of 26 scholarship recipients across the United States.
Elizabeth works as an acute dialysis nurse in Boise, Idaho, where she provides plasmapheresis, hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) for patients in five local hospitals.
As an FNP, Elizabeth plans to focus on disease prevention and early intervention in a primary care setting. She is passionate about providing care to the underserved, specifically low-income clients, refugees and migrant workers. Elizabeth plans pursue a DNP to further build her clinical skills and serve as a preceptor for nurse practitioner students.
The NEF Scholarship recipients have been selected from among a significant group of highly-qualified candidates. Their selection represents exemplary academic, clinical practice, community service, and professional accomplishments and places them among an elite group of NEF scholarship awardees, present and past.
Read more about Elizabeth and the NEF scholars here.
Two FNU graduate nursing students receive March of Dimes scholarships
The following FNU students were recipients of 2018 March of Dimes Graduate Nursing Scholarships for post-graduate and doctoral studies in the field of maternal-child nursing:
CNEP (Class 154) student Isabel Brewster, RN of Canterbury, N.H. received one of the four MoD scholarships. Isabel works with a population of women and babies at risk from opioid use in pregnancy, which causes significant health problems including premature birth and neonatal abstinence syndrome.
After graduation, Isabel plans to focus on preconception and perinatal care in a clinical setting that provides care for women with substance use disorders.
CFNP (Class 164) student Kristin DeArruda Wharton, RN of Grand Marais, Minn. was the highest-scoring scholarship applicant in 2018 and recipient of the Margaret C. Freda Scholarship. She is committed to improving maternal-child health in rural communities in northeastern Minnesota.
Kristin is working to resolve the challenges and risk factors facing rural women and their babies, such as preterm birth rates and other poor health outcomes that are disproportionately high in rural communities in the U.S.
Well done, Isabel and Kristin! Read about each of the four scholarship recipients here.
Congratulations to each of these students for representing FNU in their hard work.