IMPORTANT! As of August 24, 2021, everyone attending on-campus events must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This includes employees and all students attending Clinical Bound and/or Frontier Bound. Please click here to view FNU’s COVID-19 vaccination requirements. Effective May 2022 (for new students enrolling in Summer 2022 term), Frontier Bound attendance is required to be in-person.
Due to COVID-19, all Frontier Bound orientation sessions are currently being held virtually. Clinical Bounds will return to in-person sessions beginning October 2021.
Orientation to Frontier Nursing University
Students begin their journey with an enriching four-day orientation to Frontier Nursing University. Our alumni will tell you that this tradition is one of their most treasured memories as an FNU student. The Frontier Bound experience is where you meet your classmates, faculty and staff and your advisor. Time is spent learning skills needed for distance education, making lifelong friends, reviewing courses, asking questions, and planning to be a successful Frontier student after returning home. Students enjoy this time staying on the FNU campus and being pampered with healthy and delicious home-cooked meals.
“You come here for a few days a few times during the program, and it gets into your heart in a different way. We call it homecoming when we all come back. It’s a really special place.”
– Neissa Meier, DNP, CNM
FNU Graduate and Faculty Member
FNU students are excited to return to Kentucky for this five-day skills-intensive experience. During Clinical Bound, you are validated as having acquired the skills necessary to begin a community-based clinical practicum. There is also time for informal communication between faculty and students so that you can ask questions and prepare for your clinical experience. Clinical Bound sessions are offered multiple times each year.
While it’s not a requirement, many students choose to return to Kentucky for graduation. Frontier Nursing University’s annual commencement ceremony takes place every October. Nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners from almost every state across the U.S. who complete an FNU distance-education program attend and invite their friends and families to join in the occasion.
FNU Campus Move
FNU’s Kentucky campus has moved from Hyden, Ky., to Versailles, Ky. Due to COVID-19, we have experienced delays in our transition of student events to the Versailles campus. All Frontier Bound orientation sessions are currently being held virtually. Current projections are that Frontier Bound sessions may be held on the Versailles Campus in early 2022. Clinical Bounds will return to in-person sessions beginning October 2021. Learn more about our Versailles campus and this exciting time at FNU.
For information about our Versailles, Ky., campus safety please visit our Campus Safety page.