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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.   At Frontier Nursing University (FNU),the...

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  With a Family Nurse Practitioner master’s degree from Frontier Nursing University (FNU), Gary Koller, BSN, RN, MSN, FNC-P, has used his position as a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Public Health Service to embrace and pursue opportunities to follow FNU’s mission and serve the underserved. Since graduating from FNU in 2012, doors have opened for Gary that he admits he never...

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Frontier Nursing University (FNU) has been awarded the Nursing Workforce Diversity grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The grant totals $1,998,000 in funding in support of a four-year project that will be led by FNU with assistance from several key partner organizations.   The goal of the Nursing Workforce Diversity program is to increase access to high...

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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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  by Anne Z. Cockerham, PhD, CNM, WHNP-BC, CNE Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of History       Building on FNU’s long-standing commitments to teaching excellence and innovation, we launched the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CITL) in early 2017. CITL is a collaborative effort between Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Anne...

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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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Frontier Nursing University (FNU) hosted its 7th annual Diversity Impact Conference on June 1-4, 2017. Last summer, four Couriers attended Diversity Impact prior to beginning the Courier Program. Due to their positive experience, Diversity Impact became mandatory for all future Couriers! Ambassadors from Breckinridge Capital Advisors, who sponsored the 2017 Courier Program, also attended the...

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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 and very little...

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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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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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Nearly 200 students representing 92 schools in 38 states across the nation attended the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) 2017 Student Policy Summit in March, including two Frontier Nursing University (FNU) students, Mai-Lin Rollon and Chloe Haney.   The AACN Student Policy Summit was a three-day conference held in Washington, DC, open to baccalaureate and graduate...

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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 that 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 Frontier...

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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. Frontier Nursing University (FNU) preceptor...

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Frontier Nursing University (FNU) attended the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) annual conference May 20-24 in Chicago. As always, Frontier had a HUGE presence at the conference, and it was even larger this year as FNU President Susan Stone was inducted as ACNM president-elect. We also had many students, alumni and faculty members receive awards and recognition for their hard work. ...

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This year marks the 10th Anniversary of the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) Bridge Entry Option at Frontier Nursing University (FNU). Frontier’s Bridge Entry Option allows registered nurses with an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) as their highest degree who have been in practice at least one year to bypass a bachelor’s degree. By completing a series of courses over 12 months, nurses become...

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In a rapidly-changing, sometimes divided world, Frontier Nursing University (FNU) emphasizes the value of respecting and honoring diversity.   In the United States, there is a wide gap in health outcomes. Several populations face greater obstacles in obtaining good health based on their racial or ethnic group, religion, socioeconomic status, gender, age, mental health, sexual...

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The 2017 Healthy Futures Fair was held at Mountain View Elementary on Thursday, April 6, from 5:30 - 7 p.m. Co-hosted by Frontier Nursing University (FNU) Courier Program and Mountain View Elementary, this event allowed for residents of Leslie County to learn about healthcare access and services in their area.   Students that attended were encouraged to learn about career options from...

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