Frontier Nursing University was founded in 1939 as the Frontier Graduate School of Midwifery. FNU has since grown to become one of the largest not for profit universities in the United States for advanced nursing and midwifery education.
FNU seeks to meet the needs of prospective nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners who do not want to leave their home communities to obtain a graduate education to fulfill their professional goals. Students complete web-based didactic coursework with the encouragement and support of academic advisers, classmates, a strong curriculum, and active and engaged faculty. FNU’s distance education model is taught by more than 100 faculty members who are national leaders in advanced practice nursing and midwifery education. Working with clinics, hospitals and preceptors in their own communities, students gain the hands-on clinical experience required for these exciting health care professions.
80 years of experience in graduate nursing and nurse-midwifery education
Oldest and largest continually operating nurse-midwifery education program in the United States
First family nurse practitioner program in the country
Pioneered the first midwifery community based distance education program in the United States in 1989
More than 8,000 alumni and a current enrollment of more than 2,000 students
Students and alumni represent every U.S. state and many foreign countries
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