Faces of Frontier

Frontier Nursing University began with the passion of one woman to dedicate her life to the care of women and children. That same devoted character and passion for delivering quality health care to underserved and rural populations still resides in the hearts and minds of our FNU family today. Here, our students, alumni, faculty, staff, Couriers and preceptors share their stories and experiences. As they focus on Frontier's mission, their impact can be felt across the world.   Please share your story with us today!

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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Alumni Spotlight: JoAnne Burris, CNM, MSN

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...
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Staff Spotlight: Chasity Collett

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...
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Courier Spotlight: Kathy Dalton

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...
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Student Spotlight: Michele Holzman, RNC-OB

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,...
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