Due to COVID-19, remaining Frontier Bound orientations and Clinical Bounds during 2020 are being conducted virtually.
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 12 to 16 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 Moving to New Campus in 2020
FNU’s Kentucky campus will be moving from Hyden, Ky., to Versailles, Ky., in late 2020. Due to COVID-19, we have experienced delays in our transition of student events to the Versailles campus. All Frontier Bound orientation sessions and Clinical Bound sessions will be held virtually. Students affected by this change will be updated as soon as possible. Current projections are that student events may be held on the Versailles Campus in late spring/early summer 2021. Click here to learn more about our Versailles campus and this exciting time at FNU.