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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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While she was growing up, Carolyn Gregory’s parents always encouraged her to seek new and meaningful experiences, which led her to Frontier Nursing Service (FNS) in 1947. Carolyn enjoyed her time as a Courier so much that she decided to remain at Frontier as the FNS Christmas Secretary and as an assistant to Agnes Lewis and Betty Lester in 1948.   “I truly enjoyed the spirit of the...

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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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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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FNU Alumnus, CNEP Class 130   From birthing her child with the help of a midwife to becoming a Certified Nurse-Midwife herself, Alumna JoAnne Burris, CNM, is the picture of how Frontier Nursing University (FNU) provides its students with an education to match their passion.   In her journey from patient to provider, JoAnne now seeks to provide women with holistic care using her...

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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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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.   Frontier Nursing University (FNU)...

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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 healthcare to underserved and rural populations.   Heidi Carter RN, SNM knew for years that...

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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.   Alumnae Tanya Bailey, FACNM, and Daniela...

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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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One Frontier Nursing University (FNU) nurse-midwifery graduate received worldwide attention this past month after leaving mid-hair appointment to attend a birth. Did we mention her highlight foils were still in-tact? Carrie Lee-Hall, a certified nurse-midwife, was a couple miles away from the hospital at the hair salon when she received word that her patient was ready to deliver. Without...

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A message from Dr. Susan Stone, Frontier Nursing University President:   The Frontier Nursing University (FNU) community believes that now is the time to advocate for action to improve maternity care. For that reason we are partnering with March for Moms, a rally advocating for mother’s rights. We invite you to join us on Sunday, May 14, from 1 - 4 p.m. at the Thomas Jefferson...

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Frontier Nursing University (FNU) is excited to celebrate National Nurses Week 2017! The celebration begins this Saturday, May 6, and will continue through Friday, May 12. The week is presented by the American Nurses Association (ANA) to recognize nurses working in the many fields of the health care profession. This year’s theme, “Nursing: the Balance of Mind, Body, and Spirit,” is all about...

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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.   As a labor and delivery nurse for the...

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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.   Frontier Nursing University (FNU) offers...

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  Frontier Nursing University hosted free receptionand screening events of ‘Call the Midwife’ Season 6 in March.  Each event included a reception with complimentary heavy hors d'oeuvres and beverages leading up to the screening.  Over 100 guests were able to mingle, network, and talk about the upcoming season of Call the Midwife in both Tampa and Jacksonville, Florida, as well...

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By Jamie Wheeler   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.   We are happy to...

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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.   Demetrice H. Smith, FNP-C, CNM tends to...

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