Kitty Ernst was a mentor, visionary, taskmaster, cheerleader, and dear friend to Frontier Nursing University (FNU). As we mourn the loss of this wonderful woman, educator, and pioneer for nurse-midwifery, we reflect on her life and the legacy that she leaves behind. Kitty planted the seeds for community-based midwifery and led the development and implementation of FNU’s Community-based Nurse-midwifery Education Program (CNEP) program.
To honor Kitty’s incredible impact on Frontier, we worked with Kitty to create the Kitty Ernst Scholarship Fund to support Frontier nurse-midwifery students. Just as she foresaw the need for community-based advanced practice nursing, Kitty also recognized the need to assist our students. She knew that minimizing student debt would enable graduates to focus fully on their call to serve.
Kitty was always a big proponent of giving back and paying it forward. We invite you to ‘Answer the Call’ and contribute to the scholarship fund.
At the American College of Nurse-Midwives Annual Meeting and Exhibition, FNU debuted a special Kitty Ernst Tribute video at our FNU Alumni & Friends Reception. We invite you to watch the video and reflect on the incredible impact Kitty left on FNU and the entire midwifery community.
To learn more about the Kitty Ernst Scholarship Fund and Kitty’s life, please visit our website. Any amount that you can give to the scholarship fund is a boost for our future midwives. We thank you for your contribution to this scholarship in Kitty’s name.