Circle of Caring Award Winners Announced

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 faculty and staff were invited to nominate someone anonymously. Nominations were then voted upon by a committee based on the following Culture of Caring characteristics: professionalism, mutual support, respect, positive communication and inclusivity.

Diane John, PhD, ARNP, FNP-BC is a Course Coordinator here at FNU.  She received the following comments in the anonymous nominations:


“Although Diane truly lives every aspect of the Culture of Caring, I think she is a model for mutual support...Diane encourages growth, even at her own expense. She encouraged me to move to a course coordinator position even though it meant she would be losing my help from full to half time.”

“I have had the pleasure of working with Diane on several committees this term. Her approach to facilitation and leadership is invariably caring, respectful and professional. She has taken on very demanding tasks requiring high levels of attention to detail and the ability to coordinate many people's efforts…”


“I feel truly fortunate to work with Diane; she makes FNU stronger, better, and more positive for students and faculty.”

Debra Turner is a FNU Student Services Coordinator. Debra’s nominations included the following statements:


“Debra always works hard for the students, which is her main priority.”


“Debra’s friendship and support to me as a new mom has been invaluable...and I want her to know how much I appreciate her support and respect for me as a new mom and colleague. It really does take a village, like the saying goes, and Debra has been, and continues to be, instrumental in my success as a new mom.”

Both Diane and Debra will receive a framed certificate, a $50 gift card and will be featured in various FNU communications.


Diane and Debra, thank you for going above and beyond to serve the FNU community!


Do you know a FNU staff or faculty member that goes above and beyond? Nominate them now for the Circle of Caring Award!