Welcome to Frontier Nursing University
You’re here because you won’t settle for anything less than the best. That’s what you get with Frontier Nursing University (FNU), the leader in distance education for more than three decades.
At FNU, we do graduate-level online nursing and midwifery programs unlike anyone else. Here, you’ll benefit from a real sense of community as you develop your skills through online coursework, two in-person sessions, supportive faculty, and a mission focused on serving the needs of rural and underserved communities.
Flexible, 100% Online Coursework
Supportive, Doctorally-Prepared Faculty
Dedicated Clinical Placement Services
Accredited, Top-Ranked Programs
FNU’s Culture of Caring
At FNU, we strive to create an environment where every student feels valued and supported. Our Culture of Caring can best be summarized with five basic principles: Professionalism, Inclusivity, Respect, Positive Communication, and Mutual Support. When we all intentionally follow these tenets, our students develop into dedicated healthcare professionals and compassionate providers.
A growing number of health care organizations are embracing a collaborative model of health care and adding nurse-midwives to their teams. Our goal at FNU is to educate the next generation of nurse-midwives to ensure midwifery care is available to all who seek it.
Family Nurse Practitioner
If you’re interested in becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), you are a nurse who is dedicated to serving their community. At Frontier Nursing University, we’re committed to a Culture of Caring that ensures every student feels they are part of a tight-knit community.
Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner
Frontier Nursing University’s Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program (WHCNP) curriculum has a strong academic and clinical basis that teaches you not only to be a WHCNP, but also to be an entrepreneur and leader in the healthcare system.
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Your community needs you! Mental illnesses are among the most common health conditions in the United States. Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (PMHNP) act as patient advocates and champion stigma reduction.
Doctor of Nursing Practice
You should consider pursuing a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) at FNU if you want to go beyond serving your community to be a leader for positive change and improved standards of care.
Each of our specialties can be obtained either through a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree or a Post-Graduate Certificate (PGC). Additionally, FNU offers a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree that students may pursue after the MSN or PGC is completed. For RNs who already hold a master’s degree and national certification as a nurse-midwife or nurse practitioner, FNU offers a Post-Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program.
What sets FNU apart?
- A leader in distance education since 1989
- A focus on rural and underserved populations since 1939
- A national leader in DEI
- A Culture of Caring shared by the FNU community
- Flexible format offering every course every term to fit your life and career goals
- Two campus immersion experiences for MSN/PGC students to build lifelong connections with other students and faculty
- Nearly 13,000 clinical sites and 16,000 preceptors nationwide
- Scholarship opportunities for students
As part of our effort to create a real community of likeminded individuals through our programs, students participate in 1-2 on-campus sessions and meet staff, faculty, and their fellow students. Students experience an enriching, three-day on-campus new student orientation that allows them the chance for informal interactions in addition to reviewing courses and asking questions.
Once students have completed the didactic portion of their program of study, they return to the Kentucky campus for a skills-intensive five-day on-campus experience in preparation for their clinical practicum. Finally, a majority of our students choose to return to Kentucky for the commencement ceremony and one final “Hurrah!”. Every September, nurses from across the country invite their friends and family to join them in celebrating the occasion.