Answer the Call.
Nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners possess an individual drive and a deep commitment to caring for women and families. As a Frontier Nursing University student, you’ll join a culture of caring and a community of entrepreneurial, ethical and compassionate nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners who are leaders in health care with an emphasis on underserved and rural populations.
The experience of being a Frontier Nursing University student is unique and one you won’t find elsewhere. We offer a supportive student network, an amazing faculty and an opportunity to complete a graduate education in your home community. Our history and traditions not only guide and inspire us, but it is also this special bond that students and alumni have shared for almost 80 years.
At Frontier Nursing University, it’s more than an education, it’s more than a career. It’s a calling.
Our Faculty: Leaders in Healthcare
We take great pride in the faculty at Frontier Nursing University, and our students rank our faculty at the top of their FNU experience. Not only are our faculty known for being extremely supportive and responsive, but 96 percent of our faculty members are also certified nurse-midwives and/or nurse practitioners.
The Academic Faculty and Regional Clinical Faculty have a combined 1,608 years of advanced nursing experience with faculty averaging 17 years of experience as a nurse-midwife and/or nurse practitioner. Half of the FNU faculty continue in clinical practice as advanced practice nurses and nurse-midwives in addition to their teaching responsibilities.
Student Services & Staying Connected
FNU has a variety of resources and services to help students stay connected as they journey through their education. Our goal is to enhance your educational experience and prepare you to fulfill the mission of Frontier Nursing University.
Frontier Nursing University (FNU) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award master’s degrees and doctoral degrees. The nurse-midwifery post-graduate certificate and master's programs, and doctor of nurse practice degree are fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME). The Doctor of Nursing Practice, the Master of Science in Nursing program and the post-master’s certificates, including the nurse-midwifery, family nurse practitioner, and women’s health care nurse practitioner tracks, are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
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FNU’s efforts to increase and emphasize diversity have been recognized by several news outlets and organizations focused on diversity in nursing and healthcare. One of its greatest honors is being awarded the Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education, in 2018 and 2019.
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