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New Position Added to Executive Leadership Team   Frontier Nursing University (FNU) has hired Dr. Maria Valentin-Welch, DNP, CNM, MPH, FACNM, as its first chief diversity and inclusion officer to lead the University on matters of equity, diversity and inclusion. Dr. Valentin-Welch is a certified nurse-midwife and has served as a course coordinator at FNU since 2013. She will assume the...

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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...

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The community at Frontier Nursing University (FNU) believes it is our responsibility to serve the underserved in ways that change the lives and improve the overall health of community members. Frontier course faculty member Ruth Elsasser is at the heart of this movement, hosting impactful presentations to locals that invite them to consider how diet and lifestyle choices affect their health and...

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Frontier Nursing University (FNU) preceptor Kathryn Carr, CNM, from St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Boston, Mass., was honored as FNU’s “Featured Preceptor” for the summer term.   With over a decade of experience, Kathryn consistently takes several students each term in her Boston midwifery practice and provides a very high standard of care. She has precepted for FNU for over five...

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Frontier Nursing University (FNU) is pleased to announce Susan Morgan and Jackie Brooks as the Spring Term Circle of Caring Award winners! The Circle of Caring Award is a new recognition for faculty and staff who go above and beyond their job duties and strive to uphold FNU’s mission and Culture of Caring everyday. One faculty and staff member will be recognized each term.   FNU faculty...

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By: Wilvena McDowell-Bernard, Program Coordinator, Diversity Initiative PRIDE   Moving Forward at the 7th Annual DI Event   Frontier Nursing University hosted its 7th annual Diversity Impact student conference, June 1-4, 2017 on the historic FNU campus in Hyden KY. This year’s theme focused on “Moving Forward: Uniting through Diversity” where students, alumni, faculty, staff and...

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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.   For some of the staff at Frontier Nursing...

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Kathy Dalton, from Lexington, Ky., grew up hearing her mother’s stories about Eastern Kentucky. While her mother was also from Lexington, her grandfather traveled frequently as a mining engineer for coal mines in Eastern Kentucky, making Kathy curious about the area. When her parents found the Courier Program at Frontier Nursing Service (FNS), now Frontier Nursing University (FNU), she decided...

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Frontier Nursing University (FNU) graduate student Nicole Mutnansky, MSN, CNM, WHCNP received high honors on July 20, 2017, as she was recognized by the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) as one of 30 students in the 2017 Class of Board of Directors Student Scholars.     Nicole was selected from a pool of applicants from schools of nursing at colleges and universities...

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The book is expected to influence the future of maternal care with the most comprehensive documentation to date of the birth center model.   Five Frontier Nursing University (FNU) faculty members and several Frontier alumni contributed to a new textbook for graduate students and professionals set for exhibition and a book signing at the American Association of Birth Centers’ (AABC)...

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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.   In 1928, Mary Breckinridge, founder of...

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Frontier Nursing University (FNU) has been awarded the Nursing Workforce Diversity grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The grant totals $1,998,000 in funding in support of a four-year project that will be led by FNU with assistance from several key partner organizations.   The goal of the Nursing Workforce Diversity program is to increase access to high...

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  by Anne Z. Cockerham, PhD, CNM, WHNP-BC, CNE Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of History       Building on FNU’s long-standing commitments to teaching excellence and innovation, we launched the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CITL) in early 2017. CITL is a collaborative effort between Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Anne...

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By Jana Esden, DNP, APNP, FNP-BC; Associate Professor, Frontier Nursing University   I chose Frontier for my family nurse practitioner education in part due to its mission in serving the underserved. At the time of my graduation, I felt well prepared to serve this population. I have worked in a few different settings from volunteering at evening clinics with long lines and very little...

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Nearly 200 students representing 92 schools in 38 states across the nation attended the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) 2017 Student Policy Summit in March, including two Frontier Nursing University (FNU) students, Mai-Lin Rollon and Chloe Haney.   The AACN Student Policy Summit was a three-day conference held in Washington, DC, open to baccalaureate and graduate...

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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. Frontier Nursing University (FNU) preceptor...

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This year marks the 10th Anniversary of the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) Bridge Entry Option at Frontier Nursing University (FNU). Frontier’s Bridge Entry Option allows registered nurses with an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) as their highest degree who have been in practice at least one year to bypass a bachelor’s degree. By completing a series of courses over 12 months, nurses become...

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In a rapidly-changing, sometimes divided world, Frontier Nursing University (FNU) emphasizes the value of respecting and honoring diversity.   In the United States, there is a wide gap in health outcomes. Several populations face greater obstacles in obtaining good health based on their racial or ethnic group, religion, socioeconomic status, gender, age, mental health, sexual...

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The 2017 Healthy Futures Fair was held at Mountain View Elementary on Thursday, April 6, from 5:30 - 7 p.m. Co-hosted by Frontier Nursing University (FNU) Courier Program and Mountain View Elementary, this event allowed for residents of Leslie County to learn about healthcare access and services in their area.   Students that attended were encouraged to learn about career options from...

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Frontier Nursing University (FNU) is pleased to announce Diane John and Debra Turner as the first faculty and staff Circle of Caring Award winners! The Circle of Caring Award is a new recognition for faculty and staff who go above and beyond their job duties and strive to uphold FNU’s mission and Culture of Caring everyday. One faculty and staff member will be recognized each term.   FNU...

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