Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Frontier Nursing University
The goal of the Frontier Nursing University (FNU) Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is to ensure students, faculty, and staff are provided with an environment that promotes DEI and encourages the success of all community members.
The Office of DEI encompasses an atmosphere built on a culture of caring. The Office of DEI solicits the equitable perspectives of students, faculty, and staff regardless of race, gender, sexual preference or identity, disability, and/or religion. In congruence with FNU, the mission of the Office of DEI is to provide accessible nurse-midwifery and nurse practitioner education to prepare competent, entrepreneurial, ethical, and compassionate leaders in primary care to serve all individuals with an emphasis on women and families in diverse, rural, and underserved populations. As stated by Dr. Geraldine Q. Young, the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, “Diversity, equity, and inclusion are the keys to the future success of the healthcare delivery system.”
FNU is a national leader in DEI and a two-time winner of the INSIGHT Into Diversity “Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award 2018 and 2019.” FNU is a recipient of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Nursing Workforce Diversity (NWD) Grant. With the full implementation of the Office of DEI, FNU continues on the trajectory of increasing DEI in nursing.