Alumni Spotlight: Kerri Schuiling, PhD, MSN, CNM

At the heart of Frontier Nursing University is a talented and diverse community of students, alumni, faculty, staff, Couriers and preceptors. Spotlight blogs feature members of our FNU community that are focused on the mission of educating nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners to deliver quality health care to underserved and rural populations.   When Dr. Kerri Schuiling...
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It Takes a Village: Interprofessional Midwifery

    By: Tonya Nicholson, DNP, CNM. WHNP-BC, CNE, FACNM, Associate Dean of Midwifery and Women’s Health, FNU     As a new nurse-midwife, whenever I heard the words “interprofessional” practice, I cringed. I pictured my past experiences as a nurse in which we participated in multidisciplinary care teams. These teams would meet and basically one of...
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Celebrating Mary Breckinridge

  This Friday, Feb. 17, is the birthdate of Frontier Founder Mary Breckinridge, and we are celebrating her life by releasing historical film footage captured during the time of the Frontier Nursing Service (FNS).   Mary Breckinridge established FNS in Leslie County, Kentucky, in 1925, introducing the first nurse-midwives to the United States. Riding horses up mountains,...
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Let’s chat about it… Why You Should Consider a Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree

  By: Tonya B. Nicholson, DNP, CNM, WHNP-BC, CNE, FACNM, Associate Dean of Midwifery and Women's Health      Are you considering a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree? Here’s the who, what, when and why of the DNP.   WHO SHOULD GET A DNP? Why not you? You care about the families you serve, you aim to improve health care, and you want a...
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FNU Case Days

From Albuquerque, N.M., to Anchorage, Alaska, and all the way to the island of Guam, Frontier Nursing University (FNU) hosted 116 case days with 700 participants in 2016!   A Case Day is a seminar organized by the Regional Clinical Faculty (RCF) that provides opportunities for group learning and networking within a region. Students doing their clinical practicum present a case...
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