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    By: Tonya Nicholson, DNP, CNM. WHNP-BC, CNE, FACNM, Associate Dean of Midwifery and Women’s Health, FNU     As a new nurse-midwife, whenever I heard the words “interprofessional” practice, I cringed. I pictured my past experiences as a nurse in which we participated in multidisciplinary care teams. These teams would meet and basically one of the following would...

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  This Friday, Feb. 17, is the birthdate of Frontier Founder Mary Breckinridge, and we are celebrating her life by releasing historical film footage captured during the time of the Frontier Nursing Service (FNS).   Mary Breckinridge established FNS in Leslie County, Kentucky, in 1925, introducing the first nurse-midwives to the United States. Riding horses up mountains, through fog,...

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  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 meaningful career. You are...

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From Albuquerque, N.M., to Anchorage, Alaska, and all the way to the island of Guam, Frontier Nursing University (FNU) hosted 116 case days with 700 participants in 2016!   A Case Day is a seminar organized by the Regional Clinical Faculty (RCF) that provides opportunities for group learning and networking within a region. Students doing their clinical practicum present a case to...

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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)...

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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.   Abby McCarthy joined the Frontier family...

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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 1989, Kitty Ernst led Frontier Nursing...

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Earlier this month, Frontier faculty and students attended the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI) annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care in Orlando, Fla., where they had the opportunity to network with nearly 6,000 health care professionals and voice their ideas about improving health care quality and safety.   The three-day conference featured four keynote...

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Frontier Nursing University (FNU) experienced another great year in 2016! Enjoy this video highlighting some of our special moments this year.       Read about some of our highlights of the year below:   FNU announces expansion of Kentucky-based facilities.   FNU ranks in Top 30 Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs by U.S. News & World Report. ...

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The Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare  culminated its 10th anniversary year by recognizing champions of nursing across the healthcare system at an awards luncheon in New York City on December 6, 2016.  The awards honored accomplishments of individuals and organizations dedicated to advancing the nursing profession through outstanding leadership in a field so essential...

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On Saturday, Dec. 3, Frontier Nursing University (FNU) proudly hosted the annual Holiday Open House - at the Wendover Big House, the historic log home of FNU founder Mrs. Mary Breckinridge. The local community was invited, and many current and former families of Leslie County, Ky., attended the joyous celebration. Guests enjoyed homemade cookies and Wendover's very own signature hot chocolate....

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Frontier Nursing University (FNU) strives to provide the best in community-based distance education. With students, faculty, preceptors and alumni around the world, our dynamic Web portal fosters interaction among the FNU community. We also offer a number of online resources for self-directed and independent learning, such as the Frontier Digital Depot (FDD).   The FDD is an online...

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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.   After graduating from the...

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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)...

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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.   When Liz Nutter was working on her...

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  On Oct. 20, Frontier Nursing University (FNU) faculty braved the cold and rainy weather to come together for a good cause. Held in the evening at the Leslie County High School track, FNU’s Honor Society, the Sigma Theta Tau International Chi Pi Chapter (Chi Pi STTI), organized a charity fundraiser walk.   Complete with glow sticks and glow in the dark clothing, 15 participants...

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By: Angela Bailey, FNU Associate Director of Development and Alumni Relations   As anyone who has visited the Big House at Wendover knows, there is a magic in those grounds that connects visitors to the history and service of Frontier Nursing University (FNU) in a nearly spiritual way. That magic was in abundance during our 2016 Homecoming celebration held Sept. 30 - Oct. 2.   ...

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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) was...

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On September 14, 2016, the Bluegrass and Louisville Committees hosted a combined annual luncheon at the Lexington Country Club, in Lexington, Ky., to support Frontier Nursing University (FNU). There were more than 100 people in attendance and over $10,000 was raised for the FNU Scholarship Fund.   The luncheon featured an update from FNU President Dr. Susan Stone, a keynote address from...

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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...

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