How Frontier Nursing University Works...
After attending an orientation session in Hyden, Kentucky, students return to their communities to study. The online nursing school format allows students to complete their course work in their home communities. FNU courses are taught in eleven (11) week terms. All courses are taught each term and designed with flexibility that allows adult learners to develop their own study schedule. Students can choose the number of credits to take based on their other life responsibilities. Student Advisors assist students in developing individualized timelines at Frontier Bound that will meet their specific needs.
Faculty teach and guide using a variety of modalities such as computer forums, e-mail, chats, video or audio lectures, interactive sessions using Blackboard Collaborate, and the old fashioned telephone. Assignments are designed to promote student engagement in the courses and within the community in which the student lives. Interaction with the school community is fostered through our dynamic web portal and Frontier Community Connection forums. Support, explanations and information are as close as the computer and phone line. After completing the majority of their didactic course work, students are ready to begin their clinical learning experience.
Clinical preceptors are sought within the student’s own community whenever possible, allowing students to learn in their home area. The goal is always to keep the student as close to their home as possible. At times, due to lack of appropriate clinical practice sites, students may be required to travel to a clinical site for part or all of their clinical experiences.