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.

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. Kathryn was nominated by Clinical Director, Dr. Jane Houston.   With over a decade of experience, Kathryn consistently takes several students each term in her Boston midwifery practice and...
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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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FNU Hosts Diversity Impact Student Conference

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,...
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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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