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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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Frontier Nursing University’s 2017 Virtual Event dedicated to nurse-midwifery is only a few weeks away! From October 1-7, the “Mission Focused: Nurse-Midwives Answering the Call” virtual event will explore the experiences of Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNMs) who are passionate leaders committed to better care for women and families.   The Virtual Event is one of the ways we are celebrating...

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  Frontier Nursing University (FNU) is heading to the Big Apple! FNU students, alumni, faculty, staff and supporters will flood into New York City during during National Midwifery Week on October 1-7, 2017, for several events celebrating and supporting the important work of nurse-midwives. The United States has the highest rates of maternal death and injury, the lowest birth weights,...

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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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By: Nicole Lassiter, CNM, MSN, WHNP (DNP class 28)   Sweat trickled down my skin like rain on a window pane, forming puddles underneath my thick blue nursing scrubs. In the little birth rooms in the free-standing birth center, the labors and births seemed to create more heat than the Texas sun, even in the middle of the night.  Hour after hour, the women stretched and strained,...

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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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With 25 years of experience in labor and delivery, Frontier Nursing University (FNU) nurse-midwifery student Michele Holzman “answers the call” to serve Hispanic women in the Tallahassee, Fla., area every day through the miracle of birth.   Michele, Hispanic herself, has a particular connection to the community that she serves. She has worked for 20 years in labor, delivery, and...

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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.   At Frontier Nursing University (FNU),the...

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  With a Family Nurse Practitioner master’s degree from Frontier Nursing University (FNU), Gary Koller, BSN, RN, MSN, FNC-P, has used his position as a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Public Health Service to embrace and pursue opportunities to follow FNU’s mission and serve the underserved. Since graduating from FNU in 2012, doors have opened for Gary that he admits he never...

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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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The FNU Courier Program held Midterm from Thursday, June 29 - Saturday, July 1, 2017. Midterm is the midway point during the Courier Program where all Couriers come back to Wendover to attend sessions and present community health profiles about the community in which they are serving. This year’s Midterm was special in many ways. The Courier Program welcomed back two former Couriers from 2016,...

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Frontier Nursing University (FNU) attended the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) National Conference held June 20-25 in Philadelphia. We were excited to see so many FNU students, alumni, faculty, preceptors and friends at this event.   The FNU Exhibit Hall Booth was popular! At the booth we handed out superhero capes to anyone who is a current FNU preceptor or who...

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

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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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