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By: Mandy Hancock, Courier Program Coordinator   The Courier Program has officially wrapped up another successful summer! I can say these amazing young men and women left an incredible impact on the communities in which they served. So what projects did the Couriers do this year? Here are a few!   A community economic summit taking place in Hyden, KY on November 17, 2016 ...

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  National Nurse Practitioner Week is just a few days away and one of the ways Frontier Nursing University (FNU) is celebrating is by hosting an exciting virtual event dedicated to nursing. We hope you’ll join us!   From November 13-19, the “Stories that Inspire: A Call to Action for Nurse Practitioners” virtual event will explore the experiences and stories of nurse...

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  #GivingTuesday is an international day of giving. How will you ‘Answer the Call’ on November 29?   Frontier Nursing University (FNU) has experienced remarkable growth over the past few years, with nearly 1,900 students currently enrolled. But with increased growth comes increased need, and many of our students need your help! Education can put a financial strain on some...

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By: Dr. Susan Stone   In celebration of National Midwifery Week in October, Frontier Nursing University (FNU) hosted our second annual Digital Summit focused on nurse-midwifery. This year also marked a special occasion for the FNU community as Kitty Ernst, FNU’s Mary Breckinridge Chair of Midwifery, celebrated her 90th birthday.   Kitty has been a leader in the field of midwifery...

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Frontier Nursing University (FNU) faculty, alumni, students, staff and preceptors along with over 150 registered participants traveled to Pittsburgh, Pa., Sept. 22 - 25 for the 2016 American Association of Birth Centers (AABC) Birth Institute. The conference was held at the Omni William Penn Hotel and and offered great networking and educational opportunities for attendees.   ANNUAL...

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It’s finally that time of the year again! Frontier Nursing University (FNU) is excited to be celebrating National Midwifery Week (October 2-8, 2016). 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...

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Frontier Nursing University’s Digital Summit dedicated to nurse-midwifery starts this weekend! From October 1-7, the “Let Our Stories Move You to Answer the Call” virtual event will explore the experiences and stories of Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNMs) who are passionate leaders committed to better care for women and families.   The Digital Summit is one of the ways we are celebrating...

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National Midwifery Week is the first week of October, and Frontier Nursing University (FNU) is celebrating by hosting a digital summit dedicated to nurse-midwifery. From October 1-7, the “Let Our Stories Move You to Answer the Call” virtual event will explore the experiences and stories of Certified Nurse-Midwives who are passionate leaders committed to better care for women and families. All...

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It’s been an exciting year for the Frontier Nursing University (FNU) Diversity PRIDE program, an initiative designed to promote diversity in nursing and midwifery. FNU is proud to recruit and retain underrepresented students who have the goal of becoming nurse-midwives or nurse practitioners. Here’s a quick summary of the exciting events that our PRIDE students have participated in throughout...

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  FNU faculty, alumni, students, staff and preceptors, along with over 5,000 other nurse practitioners, traveled to San Antonio, Texas, June 21-26 for the 51st anniversary of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). The conference was held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and offered great networking and educational opportunities for attendees.   ANNUAL...

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“Back to Basics: Heritage, Culture & Self Care”   FNU Diversity PRIDE Program hosted its 6th annual Diversity Impact event June 2-5, 2016. This year’s theme focused on “Back to Basics: Heritage, Culture & Self-Care” where students, alumni, faculty and staff united for team building topics, cross-cultural activities and discussions related to increasing diversity in nursing....

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We are so excited that our very own Kitty Ernst, FNU Mary Breckinridge Chair, is turning 90 this month! Kitty is a renowned pioneer in the field of nurse-midwifery and has spent more than 60 years leading change and advancing pregnancy and birth care. You can join us in celebrating by helping her birthday wish come true and donating to the FNU scholarship fund in her honor. The endowed student...

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Frontier Nursing University (FNU) is excited to announce that Dr. Tonya Nicholson, DNP, CNM, WHNP-BC, CNE  and Dr. Rebeca Barroso, DNP, CNM, APRN, FACNM were inducted as American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) fellows. Dr. Nicholson is the Associate Dean of Midwifery and Women’s Health and Dr. Barroso is an Assistant Professor.   Fellowship in the American College of Nurse-Midwives...

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The Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program will start January 2017, applications are due Oct. 10 for inaugural class.   Frontier Nursing University (FNU) announced today a new program for nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners seeking a post-master’s certificate in psychiatric-mental health nursing. The inaugural class will start January 2017. Applications are now being...

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Frontier Nursing University (FNU) attended the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) 61st annual conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico on May 21-26th. At the conference nurse-midwives and other women’s health care experts convened to discuss ways to enhance quality of care and expand impact even further into mainstream care for women across the nation.   The meeting also celebrated...

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Frontier Nursing University (FNU) is proud to announce that our president, Dr. Susan Stone, recently received The University of Tennessee (UT) College of Nursing Outstanding Alumnus Award. The Outstanding Alumnus Award was presented in recognition of Dr. Stone’s contributions to the nursing profession. It is the most prestigious award given by the UT College of Nursing Alumni Association. ...

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As part of academic nursing’s ongoing efforts to combat prescription drug and opioid abuse across the United States, Frontier Nursing University (FNU) is proud to announce that it has committed to educating its advanced practice registered nursing (APRN) students on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain.   The...

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  Mother’s Day is an important holiday to the Frontier Nursing University community. Our mission of educating nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners to deliver quality care has persevered for decades. With thousands of FNU nurse-midwives providing compassionate maternity care around the globe, mothers and babies continue to be a core focus.   We have a number of generous supporters...

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Frontier Nursing University (FNU) is excited to celebrate National Nurses Week 2016! The celebration begins tomorrow, May 6, and will continue through Thursday, 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.   FNU will be taking part by posting a variety of content and holding a few fun...

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Our faculty and staff at Frontier Nursing University (FNU) have had a great time volunteering over the last few months. Here is a snapshot of some of our recent projects:   Salvation Army Warehouse   Back in December, a team of FNU staff had the opportunity to exercise and spend time together all while doing something for the community! We had a blast sorting and organizing gifts...

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