Mission: Frontier nursing university is a private, non-profit, non-residential graduate school of nursing offering community-based, distance education programs leading to the doctor of nursing practice degree, the master of science in nursing degree and/or post-graduate certificates in advanced practice nursing specialties. (continued in schedule o)
Programs: Frontier nursing university (fnu) has been providing quality education to nurses seeking advanced degrees since 1939. Fnu offers a high-quality education that prepares nurses to become competent, entrepreneurial, ethical and compassionate nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners who will provide primary care for women and families residing in all areas, with a focus on rural and medically underserved populations. Fnu fulfills our mission by operating accredited distance education programs, which allow nurses from across the nation and the globe to achieve their higher education dreams without leaving their work or home. The primary tenet is healthcare professionals who are educated in their communities will remain to serve their home communities. Fnu offers the following programs: - a post-masters doctor of nursing practice (dnp) degree for nurse practitioners and nurse-midwives. - a master of science in nursing (msn) degree with three tracks as options: nurse-midwife, family nurse practitioner or women's healthcare nurse practitioner. - a bridge entry option which allows nurses prepared at the associate degree level to bridge into the msn program. - a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner specialty track option fnu is a leader in distance education and has been ranked in the top 50 graduate schools of nursing by u. S. News and world report. Fnu enrolls 994 new students each year and has a current enrollment of 1,876 students. These students represent all fifty states with a large percentage representing rural and underserved areas. The fact that these students are able to complete their education without leaving home means they are more likely to stay in their community and provide health care. Many fnu graduates go on to open primary care clinics and birthing centers and all are recognized as competent health care providers that can meet primary care needs of rural residents. Fnu is truly making an impact on the nation's health provider shortage and improving the quality of health care for all americans.
I am a women's health care advocate who wholly supports the midwifery model of care. I am a mother to two boys. Both of my sons were born with the assistance of certified nurse-midwives. My birth experiences were natural, without intervention and provided a low-cost, high quality experience for my family. While my births were 9 & 7 years ago, I still receive care from a nurse-midwife. (You can see the amazing video of the care a Frontier Nursing University nurse-midwife provided to me during the birth of my second child at http://smilebox.com/playEmail/4f5445794e6a45324e5877784f54457a4f446b784e413d3d0d0a&sb=1)
The care that nurse-midwives provide is woman-centered and is unparalleled. I understand the importance and urgency of improving maternal health and women health outcomes in this country. There are 49 countries in this world that have lower maternal mortality rates (Amnesty International, 2016). Nurse-midwives can help be a solution to this issue, but we must support advanced practice nursing education to help make more midwives! Therefore, I donate annually to Frontier Nursing University, a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate nurses to become competent, entrepreneurial, ethical and compassionate nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners who are leaders in the primary care of women and families with an emphasis on underserved and rural populations. Their graduates (including my nurse-midwife) are changing the face of health care by empowering women, one patient at a time.