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2015 has been an exciting year here at Frontier Nursing University (FNU). Take a look at our major milestones below and check out our 2015 Highlights video below.       FNU awarded scholarships to more than 200 students   FNU was recognized as the #1 Nurse-Midwifery Program in the U.S.   FNU was ranked in Top 30 Best Online Graduate Nursing...

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By Jamie Wheeler, FNU Clinical Site Facilitator From Sacramento, California to Floyd, Virginia, virtual, and everywhere in between, Frontier Nursing University is happy to announce that we hosted 102 Case Days in 30 states this year, which is double the number from 2014.  More than 900 students, alumni, faculty, preceptors, and friends of Frontier participated in these events. Case Days...

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Nurses enjoy greater scope of practice when serving less populated communities By: Dawn Lovelace, DNP, CNM, FNP, ARNP   This article was originally published by FNU faculty Dawn Lovelace in ADVANCE. To read the full article, go here.   Most American nurses work in urban hospitals, with only 16% working in rural areas. Rural nurses' work is different than their urban counterparts,...

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By: Lisa Chappell, Ph.D., FNP-BC, Diane Y. John, Ph.D., ARNP, FNP-BC   This article was originally published by FNU faculty Lisa Chappell and Diane John at MediaPlanet.com. To read the full article, go here.   Deciding whether an online program makes most sense for your particular situation and goals is the first step. From there, some important questions about the program itself...

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Minority Nurse magazine has selected Frontier Nursing University (FNU) as one of three national 2015 Take Pride Campaign winners, recognizing the school’s efforts to promote diversity in nursing and midwifery through the FNU PRIDE program. Each year, the magazine recognizes employers that go above and beyond to encourage diversity; recruit and retain minorities;...

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Nurses encourage expectant mothers to quit smoking By: L. Kim Baraona, DNP, APRN, CNM   This article was originally published by FNU faculty Kim Baraona in ADVANCE. To read the full article, go here.   There is no doubt that tobacco use during pregnancy is strongly associated with a variety of avoidable adverse perinatal outcomes like placental abruption, placenta previa,...

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In October, we introduced our two new clinical directors, Dr. Irma Jordan and Dr. Jane Houston. Our team at Frontier Nursing University (FNU) wants you to get to know them even better with this Q & A:   Q - Where did your passion for family practice begin?   Dr. Jordan- I think my interest was cultivated first to become an advanced practice nurse and then deciding on the...

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Each year, Frontier Nursing University (FNU) honors two graduates for their outstanding service to the university and their community. These awards were given at the annual Homecoming and Courier Conclave held at Wendover in Hyden, KY. This year we were proud to announce the following award recipients:   Distinguished Service to Society: Kerri Schuiling The Distinguished Service to...

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Frontier Nursing University (FNU) will be hosting a holiday party at Wendover Bed & Breakfast Inn on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 10:00a.m.-2:00 p.m. to benefit local families in need in the Leslie County, Ky., area. Guests are invited to take a step back in time and enjoy snacks and fun while gathering around FNU’s one-of-a-kind nurse’s tree. Children who attend will receive a gift, a...

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  By: Angela Bailey Homecoming is always a special time for all of us at Frontier Nursing University (FNU) as we welcome graduates from near and far who come home to Hyden. However, this year was particularly special as we hosted the pioneers of distance midwifery education, the “Chicken Coop Midwives” of CNEP and members of their faculty. These grads are known as such because they did...

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By: Susan E. Stone, DNSc, CNM, FACNM, FAAN Those of us engaged in women’s health care know that there’s a troubling trend affecting women in the U.S. We have the most expensive healthcare system in the world, yet American women are more likely to die during childbirth than women in any other developed country. Maternal mortality rates have nearly doubled over the past 20 years, even as...

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Frontier Nursing University (FNU) graduates weren’t the only ones to be honored last month at the 2015 fall commencement ceremony in Hyden, KY, which attracted more than 2000 guests. Dr. Sandra May Perkins and award-winning author Silas House both received honorary doctorates in recognition for their alignment with the vision of FNU founder, Mary Breckinridge.  Perkins and House joined...

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It has been a great week for Frontier Nursing University (FNU) as we have celebrated National Nurse Practitioner Week (November 8-14, 2015). National Nurse Practitioner Week is held annually to celebrate exceptional health care providers and to remind lawmakers of the importance of removing outdated barriers to practice. In doing so, we hope that NPs will be allowed to practice to the full...

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Students at Frontier Nursing University have many advantages as they pursue their advanced practice nursing degrees. In FNU’s distance education programs, a student’s home community serves as the classroom while coursework is completed online, either full-time or part-time depending on what is the best fit for the student. There is also a strong support system at FNU to ensure that students...

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Frontier is excited to host our 2015 commencement ceremony this upcoming Saturday in Hyden, KY at the home of the historic FNU campus. Over the past year, more than 500 nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners from almost every state across the nation have completed an FNU distance-education program. Nearly 70 of the 2015 graduates are Kentucky natives.   Started by nurse-midwifery pioneer...

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April Dobroth always pictured herself as a family nurse practitioner. So, when the time came, she made the choice to return to school to pursue the Master of Science in Nursing degree. April graduated from Frontier Nursing University in 2011. As a family nurse practitioner, April provides high quality, compassionate and culturally sensitive health care to the rural community she serves. She...

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From serving as a Peace Corps nurse in Africa to teaching nursing and midwifery in Tanzania to serving as Deputy Chief Nursing Officer for Seed Global Health, Linda Jacobsen, CNM, CFNP, MPH is a true example of taking the passion of caring for women and families to communities around the globe.

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It’s finally that time of the year! Frontier Nursing University is excited to be celebrating National Midwifery Week (October 4-10, 2015). Whether you are a midwife, know a midwife, or want to know more about midwifery, this week is for you. National Midwifery Week was created by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) to celebrate midwives and midwife-led care. Of course, this is a...

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At the heart of Frontier Nursing University is a talented and diverse community of faculty, students, alumni 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. While some may assume the term “distance education” implies a...

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Frontier Nursing University is excited to have recently added two new clinical directors to our faculty. Dr. Irma Jordan is joining FNU as the Clinical Director of Family Nursing and Dr. Jane Houston is serving as the Clinical Director of Midwifery and Women’s Health.  In these roles, Dr. Jordan and Dr. Houston will be in responsible for the oversight and development of the clinical...

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