Frontier Nursing University faculty, alumni, students, staff and preceptors, as part of over 200 registered participants, traveled to Alaska for the 2017 AABC Birth Institute. The conference was held from October 5-8, at the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage.
The annual FNU reception during AABC was held on Thursday, October 5. There were around 40 attendees at this year’s reception that included faculty, staff, students, alumni and preceptors. Director of Development Denise Barrett welcomed everyone and gave news from Frontier including current enrollment statistics, updates from the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner track, the Nursing Workforce Diversity HRSA grant, and progress on the new Versailles, Ky., campus. Kitty Ernst attended and inspired the crowd with her remarks.
FNU Exhibit Booth and PRIDE Student Essay Winners
The FNU Exhibit Booth recognized preceptors as “superheroes,” and we were happy to hand out blue superhero capes to all the preceptors attending. Every year our diversity initiative PRIDE Program sends students to represent FNU at the conference. This year the students who won the essay contest and attended the conference were Jennifer McKay and Stephanie Martinez. The PRIDE ambassadors participated in sessions held at the conference, attended the FNU reception and the FNU Gala, and assisted at the FNU exhibit booth. For more details on the PRIDE program, visit www.frontier.edu/prideprogram.
FNU Virtual Event – Panel Session
On Friday evening, FNU hosted a live-streamed online panel discussion from the AABC Birth Institute. The session titled “Freestanding Birth Centers: A Place for Woman Centered Care” featured co-editors and several authors of the recently published book “Freestanding Birth Centers: Innovation, Evidence, Optimal Outcomes.” The event was hosted as part of Frontier’s 2017 Virtual Event celebrating National Midwifery Week.