2015 Highlights

2015 has been an exciting year here at Frontier Nursing University (FNU). Take a look at our major milestones below and check out our 2015 Highlights video below.




  • FNU awarded scholarships to more than 200 students

  • FNU was recognized as the #1 Nurse-Midwifery Program in the U.S.

  • FNU was ranked in Top 30 Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs by US News & World Report

  • FNU increased preceptor network and now has more than 7000 preceptors worldwide

  • With more than 8,000 alumni and donors nationwide, more than $3 million was raised this year to support FNU’s mission

  • FNU hosted screenings of “The American Nurse” and “Call the Midwife”

  • FNU received five advertising awards


  • FNU debuted its new digital timeline -  A Journey Through Time

  • FNU was featured in American History Magazine

  • FNU's PRIDE Program hosted its 5th annual Diversity Impact Event on campus

  • FNU had over 100 case days with more than 900 participants nation-wide

  • FNU’s PRIDE Program was featured as a Minority Nurse Take Pride Campaign Winner

  • FNU attended over 30 national, state and local nursing conferences throughout the United States

  • "Dreamers & Doers: Voice of Kentucky Women” documentary, featuring Mary Breckinridge premiered.

  • FNU hosted the Inaugural Digital Summit in celebration of National Midwifery Week.

  • FNU celebrated the reasons why students, alumni, & faculty are nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners

  • Prenatal and Postnatal Care: A Woman-Centered Approach, authored By FNU faculty received Book of the Year Award from American College of Nurse-Midwives

  • FNU welcomed two new clinical directors to our faculty

  • FNU hosted annual commencement in celebration of over 500 nurse-midwife and nurse practitioner graduates 

  • More than 2000 people attended the annual FNU commencement ceremony.

  • FNU Annual Homecoming brought graduates back to Wendover in October

  • FNU’s annual holiday party was celebrated at Wendover for local children and families

  • FNU celebrated Wendover “Big House”  90th anniversary

  • FNU hosted another class of Couriers in 2015 who are helping to reach Wide Neighborhoods

Thank you to the friends and family of FNU that helped make 2015 so incredible. Here’s to 2016!

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