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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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Frontier Nursing University (FNU) is pleased to announce Diane John and Debra Turner as the first faculty and staff 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.   FNU...

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  Hyden, KY -- Frontier Nursing University (FNU), with its historic campus based in Hyden, Ky., has reached a pivotal time in its 78-year history. FNU will be moving student activities including all of the on-campus student sessions to a newly purchased property in Versailles, Ky. The move will allow FNU to better serve students and continue its longstanding commitment to the mission of...

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One Frontier Nursing University (FNU) nurse-midwifery graduate received worldwide attention this past month after leaving mid-hair appointment to attend a birth. Did we mention her highlight foils were still in-tact? Carrie Lee-Hall, a certified nurse-midwife, was a couple miles away from the hospital at the hair salon when she received word that her patient was ready to deliver. Without...

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A message from Dr. Susan Stone, Frontier Nursing University President:   The Frontier Nursing University (FNU) community believes that now is the time to advocate for action to improve maternity care. For that reason we are partnering with March for Moms, a rally advocating for mother’s rights. We invite you to join us on Sunday, May 14, from 1 - 4 p.m. at the Thomas Jefferson...

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Frontier Nursing University (FNU) is excited to celebrate National Nurses Week 2017! The celebration begins this Saturday, May 6, and will continue through Friday, May 12. The week is presented by the American Nurses Association (ANA) to recognize nurses working in the many fields of the health care profession. This year’s theme, “Nursing: the Balance of Mind, Body, and Spirit,” is all about...

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  Frontier Nursing University hosted free receptionand screening events of ‘Call the Midwife’ Season 6 in March.  Each event included a reception with complimentary heavy hors d'oeuvres and beverages leading up to the screening.  Over 100 guests were able to mingle, network, and talk about the upcoming season of Call the Midwife in both Tampa and Jacksonville, Florida, as well...

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Susan Stone, DNSc, CNM, FACNM, FAAN, president of Frontier Nursing University, has been named president-elect of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM). ACNM is the professional association that represents certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) and certified midwives (CMs) in the United States. With roots dating to 1929, ACNM is the oldest women’s health care organization in the United States....

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Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Health Awareness Week marks a time for health care providers to come together to promote LGBT health and to increase awareness as to the unique health needs of the LGBT community. The LGBT community faces many health disparities and challenges in accessing health care. Sadly, members of the LGBT community continue to face bias and discrimination...

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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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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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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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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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  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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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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  HYDEN, KENTUCKY – Frontier Nursing University (FNU), a graduate school educating nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners, hosted its 2016 commencement ceremony in Hyden, Ky., near the historic FNU campus, on Saturday, Oct. 22nd. Over the past year, nearly 550 nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners from almost every state across the nation completed an FNU distance-education program; 44...

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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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