Continually improve our status as a center of excellence for Midwifery and Nurse Practitioner Education.
The 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-master's certificates in advanced practice nursing specialties. Our 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.
This mission is accomplished by:
- Offering a structured off-campus program of nurse-midwifery and nurse practitioner graduate and certificate education to nurses who choose to learn in their community and/or learn best through self-directed, independent study.
- Preparing nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners to establish and/or manage a practice including innovative methods of providing primary care services.
- Providing commitment and collaboration between the FNU’s centralist academic structure and community-based clinical preceptors.
- Contributing to faculty and student development of scholarship in the areas of midwifery and advanced practice nursing education, practice and service.
Adopted FNU Board of Directors 10/17/08
Goal 1: Continue to develop new and improve current programs.
Goal 2: Explore new educational program options that support and enhance the mission of FNU.
Goal 3: Create a diverse environment that promotes and enriches the opportunity for all persons to succeed.
Goal 4: Student - Decrease the attrition rate to 15% or less across all programs.
Goal 5: Foster a productive, inclusive, creative, and positive university environment for all constituents.
Goal 6: Provide faculty development opportunities designed to assure success in their roles as teacher, practitioner and scholar.
Goal 7: Ensure the effective use of administrative and technical systems to improve service.
Goal 8: Continuously improve and maintain facilities to meet the needs of students, faculty and staff.
Goal 9: Develop and implement programs designed to secure resources to support programs and operations.
Goal 10: Develop a long-range financial plan to support the strategic planning process.