Frontier Nursing University (FNU) has been educating nurses and midwives for over 70 years. Its innovative community-based distance education programs enable registered nurses to advance in their chosen specialty while earning their master's or doctoral degrees online.
Clinical experience with practitioners in your own community
New classes starting throughout the year
Full-time and part-time study options
Entry with either a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Associate Degree in Nursing or Bachelor's degree in another field
Distance education courses via a rich, web-based community of faculty and learners
Frontier Nursing University is committed to providing education via distance learning allowing students to remain in their communities during their graduate education. Students are required to attend 2-3 on-campus sessions during their course of study. These sessions include a three-day initial orientation session and an eight-day advanced skill building session prior to starting the clinical experience. On-campus sessions are held on the beautiful historic campus in Hyden, Kentucky. Students complete all other coursework and their clinical experience in their home community. Frontier recognizes that students learn at different rates and with different styles.
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree and a Post-Master's Certificate are offered in the nurse-midwifery, family nurse practitioners and women’s health care specialty tracks. The curriculum is designed in a modular format and can be completed in a series of 11-week terms where students develop a timeline with their faculty advisor that works for them.
The faculty provides students with guidance via computer forums, e-mail and phone. Support, explanations and information are as close as your computer and phone line. We also foster interaction with the university community through our web-based communications portal. Many assignments are designed to encourage interaction in the community in which students live. Clinical preceptors are sought within the student's own community whenever possible, allowing students to learn in their home area. We have thousands of preceptor sites across the United States with more added on a regular basis.
Accreditation Frontier Nursing University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award masters degrees and doctoral degrees - read more about our accreditation here.