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Join Us for an Impactful, Sight-Seeing, Cultural Excursion!   Learn more about diversity in nursing and midwifery while taking in the sights of nature's mountains and quiet rivers in Hyden, Ky. Diversity Impact 2016 Weekend Student Conference is hosted by Frontier Nursing University’s Diversity PRIDE Program, and is open to students and alumni who want to become part of FNU's legacy of...

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Frontier Nursing University invites you to join us for a fun and free event - a reception and screening of an episode from the upcoming season 5 of the hit PBS show “Call the Midwife.” The reception will begin at 6 p.m. Enjoy complimentary heavy hors d'oeuvres and beverages leading up to showtime at 7 p.m. You don't want to miss being one of the first to preview the new season of “Call the...

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At the heart of Frontier Nursing University is a talented and diverse community of, 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.   Dr. Anne Cockerham is the Associate Dean for...

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Pictured L to R: FNU Chief Operations Officer Shelley Aldridge, FNU Dean of Nursing Julie Marfell, KyUMH President/CEO Reverend Randy Coy, FNU President Susan Stone and FNU VP Finance Michael Steinmetz sign an agreement on the purchase of the KyUMH Versailles Campus.

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FNU Founder Mary Breckinridge was recently featured as one of 40 women in Dreamers & Doers: VOICES of Kentucky Women, a Kentucky Women Remembered Film Project that brings to light the untold and under told stories of Kentucky women and their achievements. Breckinridge’s inspiring story is one of determination, perseverance, dedication and hope. From the beginning, Breckinridge viewed...

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FNU Diversity Impact Student Conference  June 3-5, 2016 Join Us for an Impactful, Sight-Seeing, Cultural Excursion! You're Invited to... Learn more on diversity while taking in the sights of nature's mountains and quiet rivers in Hyden, Ky. Diversity Impact 2016 Weekend Conference is hosted by the FNU student organization Diversity PRIDE Program, and is open to all students who want...

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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 Nadene Brunk graduated from FNU as a...

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Student-Led Traditions   With roots tracing back to the early 1900s, Frontier Nursing University (FNU) is a school rich in history. The “FNU Traditions” blog series will give the friends and family of FNU a greater understanding of our many traditions, several of which date back to the days of our founder, Mary Breckinridge.   Our last blog in this series told all about our...

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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.   Zach Young is the Assistant Director of...

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  Frontier Nursing University is proud to announce that our very own Dean of Nursing, Julie Marfell was interviewed by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) in honor of its 50th anniversary. Frontier had the first Family Nurse Practitioner Program in the nation in 1970.   Here is the four-page spread with the Interview with Dr. Julie Marfell.  

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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 the American Medical Resource...

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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.   Lisa Chappell is the Associate Dean of...

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By: Erin Tenney When Frontier Nursing University student Erin Tenney won the “Weekend with Kitty” contest she had no idea what was in store for her. As winners of the contest, Erin and her friend were able to spend a weekend in Kitty Ernst’s home, where FNU began in the “coop” in Perkiomenville. The following blog includes an excerpt of Erin’s reflections of the weekend. Our team at Frontier...

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Frontier Nursing University (FNU) is excited to announce that we are now partnering with a nursing school in Haiti. The Faculty of Nursing Science of the Episcopal University of Haiti or FSIL (Faculté des Sciences Infirmières de l'Université Episcopale d'Haïti) www.haitinursing.org is the first four-year baccalaureate school of nursing in the country.     Ranked as the top...

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Michael Claussen, FNU Development Officer   Frontier Nursing University hosted its annual holiday party at Wendover Bed & Breakfast Inn on Saturday, Dec. 5, to benefit local families in need in the Leslie County, Ky., area. Guests were invited to take a step back in time and enjoy snacks and fun while they gathered around FNU’s one-of-a-kind nurse’s tree.   More than 100 people...

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Experiences on Campus and at Wendover   With roots tracing back to the early 1900s, Frontier Nursing University (FNU) is a school rich in history. The “FNU Traditions” blog series will give the friends and family of FNU a greater understanding of our many traditions, several of which date back to the days of our founder, Mary Breckinridge. FNU founder Mary Breckinridge not only...

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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.   FNU student Karline Wilson-Mitchell was...

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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.   A passion for mothers and babies runs...

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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 December 2015, FNU honored...

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Frontier Nursing University is currently accepting applications for the 2016 Courier Internship Program which will run from June 5-July 31, 2016. Visit http://www.frontier.edu/courier for details and to apply. Eligible applicants should be interested in learning about public health, health care, social work and related fields; share a commitment to Frontier’s mission of...

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