Brittney Edwards, Marketing Coordinator
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FNU Recognized for #1 Nurse-Midwifery Program in the U.S.
Ranked by US News & World Report
Frontier Nursing University’s (FNU) nurse-midwifery program is ranked as #1 in the United States by US News & World Report according to the recent release of the 2016 best nursing specialty programs. With 39 accredited midwifery education programs in the country, FNU is at top of list and graduates approximately 30% of the nation's certified nurse-midwives. FNU’s nurse-midwifery program celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2014 and continues to be the largest and longest continually-operating program in the country.
FNU’s nurse-midwifery program is offered as a graduate-level distance education program with master of science in nursing (MSN) and doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree options. Nurse-midwifery as well as family nursing practitioner and women’s health care nurse practitioner specialty options are available through FNU’s distance programs, which prepare registered nurses to be advanced practice nurses and midwives who provide primary care to women and families.
FNU President Dr. Susan Stone shares, “With 75 years of experience in educating nurse-midwives, we are thrilled and honored to be recognized for having the #1 nurse-midwifery program in the nation. We have a longstanding mission and passion for educating nurse-midwives to serve women and families in all communities, especially rural and underserved areas.”
The U.S. News nursing specialty program rankings are based on assessments by nursing school deans and deans of graduate studies. FNU’s master of science in nursing degree program is also ranked in the Top 30 Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs by US News & World Report.
About Frontier Nursing University
For more than 75 years, Frontier Nursing University, with its heart in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky, has educated nursing and midwifery leaders who have touched the lives of children and families across the nation and around the globe. Our master’s and doctoral programs educate nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners in the primary care of women and families with an emphasis on rural and underserved populations. By utilizing distance-learning methods, FNU makes graduate-level education accessible to nurses in all areas, and ultimately fosters accessibility to quality healthcare by graduating advanced-practice providers to work in underserved communities. Learn more: www.Frontier.edu