Important News

Message from FNU President:

Dear Preceptors,

Please see this message from FNU President, Dr. Susan Stone:

Message from Clinical Directors:

Dear Preceptors,

We are approaching the end of our suspension of clinical rotations at Frontier Nursing University. As you may recall, we made the difficult decision to suspend clinicals for two weeks in order to evaluate the rapidly changing landscape of the COVID19 pandemic. The two week suspension has  allowed us to assess the situation and get the most up to date picture of the current status of all of our clinical students. We know that we have many students who have been suspended at the request of their clinical site. We also have students who want to continue clinical. Additionally, we are a university with students in all 50 states and we know the impact of the COVID19 pandemic is different state to state. For these multiple reasons we have decided to allow students to return to clinical sites April 6, 2020.

In preparation for return to the clinical setting, all students have completed mandatory COVID19 education related to self- monitoring, risk mitigation, proper use of PPE and reporting of any exposure.  Additionally, for students unable to return to clinical immediately, clinical simulation opportunities are available, so that upon their return they will be prepared and ready to continue their clinical learning experience.  

Lifting the clinical rotation suspension will allow many of our students to continue to advance their clinical education and contribute to meeting the need for  advanced practice nurses and midwives in the future. We recognize that not all students will be able to  return to the clinical environment for a variety of reasons, however we do support their return when our partner sites permit. Your Regional Clinical Faculty will reach out to you to discuss any questions you may have and a date your student may return to your clinical site if known. If you are not ready to have students return to your site, we completely understand. We will remain in communication to evaluate future clinical placements.  

We thank you for your continued partnership and gift of precepting. We are so grateful to you for your care and commitment  to your communities during this pandemic.

Sincerely,

Mary Jones Audrey Perry Susan Piper
Interim FNP Clinical Director CNEP & WHNP Clinical Director PMHNP Clinical Director