Media Release – For immediate release
Contact: Brittney Edwards, Marketing Coordinator
Frontier Nursing University Celebrates 100th Distance Education Class
HYDEN, KENTUCKY – May 2012 – Frontier Nursing University, a graduate school of nursing that educates nurses who wish to become nurse-midwives or nurse practitioners, is proudly celebrating its 100th distance-education class. This incoming student class will be attending orientation May 15-18 on FNU’s campus in Hyden, Ky. This milestone marks the 100th class since the inception of FNU’s community-based distance-education program in 1989. The goal of the community-based distance-education model is to enable nurses to remain in their communities while obtaining graduate education and ultimately increase the number of nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners working in underserved areas.
The community-based distance-education model has helped FNU serve the mission that the university’s founder, Mary Breckinridge, set forth more than 70 years ago. That mission is to educate nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners who provide compassionate care for women and families in all areas with an emphasis on rural and medically underserved populations. With more than 2,000 graduates since the distance-education program was introduced, FNU is proud to see students and alumni today who are dedicated to serving women and families across the country and the world.
This important milestone marks the success of FNU’s community-based distance-education program and is being celebrated through a series of communication efforts as well as an on-campus celebration.
For more information, contact Brittney Edwards, Marketing Coordinator, at 859-899-2515 or visit the Frontier Nursing University web site at www.frontier.edu.
Frontier Nursing University’s 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-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.