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Frontier Bound Orientation

All students are required to come to Hyden, Kentucky for Frontier Bound, an orientation to the Frontier Nursing University (FNU). During the three (3) day session, students meet members of their faculty and staff, their advisor, and their fellow students. Time is spent learning the history of Frontier Nursing University, developing skills needed for distance learning, making lifelong friends, asking questions, and beginning to plan how to be a Frontier student after returning home. Frontier Bound is an experience in fun, learning, and friendship. During Frontier Bound, students stay on the historic FNU campus. Students must attend all Frontier Bound sessions in order to be eligible to enroll in their selected program of study.

Clinical Bound

Clinical Bound is designed to develop and validate beginning clinical skills. Students return to Hyden, Kentucky for this eight-day skills-intensive experience. During this period the student is validated as having acquired the skills necessary to begin a community-based clinical practicum. There is also time for informal communication between faculty and students.


Campus housing is not available during Commencement. Please visit our Local Accomodations page to find hotels in the area

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