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In honor of its 75th anniversary, Jeep is inviting fans and Jeep owners to participate by sharing their Jeep story online using #MyJeepStory. Our team at Frontier Nursing University (FNU) couldn’t pass on this opportunity to thank Jeep for all the help they have provided Frontier throughout the years.   Here is our Jeep Story:   When Mary Breckinridge established Frontier Nursing...

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Frontier Nursing University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program has ranked No. 10 in Best Medical Degrees’ “50 Best Value Online DNP Degree Programs 2016.” To meet the increased demand for advanced practice nursing leaders in health care systems, FNU introduced the DNP program in 2008 as a Post-Master’s option for certified nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners. In 2014, FNU revamped...

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Frontier Nursing University was recently featured in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, a publication offering news, information and insightful commentary on issues concerning diversity in American higher education. The article, “Frontier Goes the Distance in Serving the Underserved,” shares the story of FNU Founder Mary Breckinridge and her path to becoming a champion for improving health...

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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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Frontier Nursing University (FNU) came in at No. 28 in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report ranking of the Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs. U.S. News evaluated nearly 140 graduate online nursing programs using several factors, including peer reputation, student engagement, faculty credentials, student support services and admissions selectivity. This is the second year in a row that FNU...

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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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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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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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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: 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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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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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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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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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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