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Nurse Practitioners

As home of the nation’s first Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program of its kind, Frontier Nursing University has a strong tradition of being an innovator in family nursing education. Today, we also offer a Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner (WHCNP) program for advanced practice nurses specializing in comprehensive health care for women throughout their lives. Visit often to learn about nurse practitioners and how they help address the need for primary care in rural and undeserved areas.

Student Spotlight: Gabrielle Sauder MSN, BSN, PNP-BC

When Frontier Nursing University (FNU) Post-Master’s DNP student Gabrielle Sauder heard of a job opening for the Pediatric Care-A-Van, a program at Norwegian American Hospital in Chicago, Ill., she knew she had to check it out. With a focus on health prevention, the Pediatric Care-A-Van is just what it sounds like - healthcare on wheels, provided for children in the community who have a...
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The Call to Serve

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...
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FNU Courier Spotlight: Edith Harrison Conyers

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,...
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The Importance of Psych Certification for Nurse Practitioners

According to Heather Shlosser, Director of Frontier Nursing University’s (FNU) Psychiatric Mental-Health Nurse Practitioner (PHMNP) program , now is the time to enter mental health care.   “There is a national shortage of mental health care providers,” said Dr. Shlosser. “Compound that with primary care shortages and the issue becomes very significant. FNU’s...
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Let’s chat about it… Why You Should Consider a Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree

  By: Tonya B. Nicholson, DNP, CNM, WHNP-BC, CNE, FACNM, Associate Dean of Midwifery and Women's Health      Are you considering a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree? Here’s the who, what, when and why of the DNP.   WHO SHOULD GET A DNP? Why not you? You care about the families you serve, you aim to improve health care, and you want a...
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