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As a pioneer in graduate nursing education, Frontier Nursing University remains at the forefront of innovation and technology, offering distance education to nurses who wish to specialize in nurse-midwifery, family health and women's health. We invite you to join us on your road to discovery. Complete your education online and your clinical work in your own community while fulfilling the mission that Frontier has held for over 70 years.

Hear from our very own students and graduates about why nurse-midwifery was the career choice for them and why they chose Frontier to pursue their education goals.

Shelley McGrew, RN FNU Nurse-Midwifery Student

“My passion for women’s health led me to nursing school. After six years as a labor and delivery nurse, I’m now becoming the midwife I’ve always been in my heart.”

– Shelley McGrew, RN
FNU Nurse-Midwifery Student

Read Shelley's story HERE

Jessica Costa, RN FNU Nurse-Midwifery Student

“Frontier is in my blood and midwifery is in my heart… I want to be with women before, during and after the birth of their child, and to share in their experience along the way.”

– Jessica Costa, RN
FNU Nurse-Midwifery Student

Read Jessica's story HERE

Cathi Duggan, RN FNU Nurse-Midwifery Student

“I was drawn to Frontier by the tradition, the holistic model of care, and the distance education model that works with my busy family schedule.”

– Cathi Duggan, RN
FNU Nurse-Midwifery Student

Read Cathi's story HERE

Tracey Arwood, RN FNU Nurse-Midwifery Student

“Maternity care is an area of great need for underserved communities, and I want to serve where I am needed most.”

– Tracey Arwood, RN
FNU Nurse-Midwifery Student

Read Tracey's story HERE

Fast Facts:

History - Established in 1939, Frontier has the oldest and largest continually operating nurse-midwifery education program in the United States. Frontier also established the first family nurse practitioner program in the country.

Distance Education - A leader in distance education since 1989, Frontier allows you to complete coursework and clinical practicum in your home community. Didactic coursework is delivered using web-based courses.

Experience - With students from all fifty states and many foreign countries, Frontier has prepared nearly 3,000 nurses and midwives for advanced practice.

Community - Frontier strives to create a collaborative environment that will support you on your journey to becoming an advanced practice nurse.


Frontier Nursing University (FNU) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. (read more)

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