Staff Spotlight: Angela Bailey

The community at Frontier Nursing University (FNU) is proud to have a dedicated team of staff members who help FNU realize its mission. FNU Associate Director of Development and Alumni Relations Angela Bailey has a passion for serving Frontier that began many generations ago.

Angela, with a bachelor’s in Communication Studies and master’s in Organizational Leadership, is responsible for raising funds to support FNU programs and students. With a multi-faceted job, she also coordinates programs and services for Frontier Alumni.

Bailey has been serving at Frontier for a little over three years, but her devotion to FNU developed several decades prior. Bailey’s grandmother grew up in Leslie County, just 14 miles away from the current Frontier campus, and her son was delivered by nurse-midwives from the Frontier Nursing Service (FNS) - a service founded by Mary Breckinridge in 1925 to bring health care to the most inaccessible and impoverished people in that region.

“I grew up hearing about the FNS nurses and the impact they had on the lives of the people of Eastern Kentucky,” Bailey says. “When a position came open at FNU, it was an easy choice to make the move.”

During her tenure at FNU, Bailey has also assumed a volunteer position as VP of Membership for the Bluegrass Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Bailey finds joy in helping FNU fulfill its longstanding purpose: To educate nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners to deliver quality care to underserved populations.

“Our mission is as meaningful today as it was when Mary Breckinridge came to the mountains of Eastern Kentucky,” she says. “Knowing that the work I do supports this mission and the work of our graduates all over the world makes it easy to get up in the morning and get to work.”

Outside of work, Bailey spends time with her granddaughter and her two dogs. She also enjoys watching horror movies, reading, and painting with acrylics.

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 who are focused on the mission of educating nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners to deliver quality health care to underserved and rural populations.


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