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Our mission is to educate nurses to become competent, entrepreneurial, ethical and compassionate leaders in the primary care of women and families with an emphasis on underserved and rural populations. Frontier Nursing University is accredited to award masters degrees and doctoral degrees to nurses who wish to become a Certified Nurse-Midwife, Family Nurse Practitioner or a Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner. Here, you can learn more about our various degrees and specialty programs.

FNU Hires Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

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...
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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...
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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Ruth Elsasser, DNP, ARNP-C

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...
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Featured Preceptor: Kathryn Carr, CNM

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...
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Spring Term 2017 Circle of Caring Award Winners

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.   ...
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Welcome to the Frontier Nursing University (FNU) blog. The purpose of this blog is to give a voice to the thousands of students, alumni, preceptors, faculty, administrators and donors who possess a deep commitment to caring for women and families.

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