The Spring 2023 issue of the Frontier Nursing University Quarterly Bulletin features a look at Homecoming 2023, the first Homecoming event held on the Versailles campus. The event, which was held in March, included the presentation of FNU’s annual service awards, all of whom are profiled in this issue. The award winners are:
Distinguished Service to Society Award: Lisa Uncles, MSN, CNM
Distinguished Service to Alma Mater Award: Dr. Mary Hunt, DNP, CNM, ENP-BC, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC
Unbridled Spirit Award: Rev. Wendy (Neel) Ellsworth
Lifetime Service Award: Dr. Susan Stone, CNM, DNSc, FAAN, FACNM
Homecoming 2023 also included campus tours, a buffet lunch, a state-of-the-university address from Dr. Stone, and a Continuing Education course titled “Identification and Treatment of Mood Disorders” delivered by Dr. Kevin Scalf, DNP, PMHNP-BC, CNEcl. Plans are already underway for Homecoming 2024 on March 23. More information will be coming soon on that event on social media and in the Quarterly Bulletin.
The Spring Quarterly Bulletin also contains several news and notes from around the university, including the announcement of a new scholarship and a feature about the impact of FNU President Dr. Susan Stone, as told by her colleagues. We also share an important statement from the university about its support of the LGBTQIA+ community.
Updates on FNU faculty include a full list of recent publications and presentations, as well as the fantastic news about Assistant Professor Dr. Joanne Keefe, DNP, MPH, FNP-C, CNE, and Associate Professor Dr. Vicky Stone-Gale, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP, FNAP. They are among the 41 nurse educators and nurses in practice selected to participate in the National League for Nursing’s 2023 Leadership Institute.
The alumni news and notes are full of notifications about new jobs and practices. We feature psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner Mara-Joanne Derinor, who is pursuing her Doctor of Nursing Practice practice at FNU and also authors children’s books. We also share the story of alumnus Megan Gagner, DNP (Class 30), APRN, CNM, who recently went on a life-changing medical mission trip.
All of this and more is included in this issue of the Quarterly Bulletin. Simply click here to view or download the Spring 2023 Quarterly Bulletin today!