In celebration of our 75th anniversary, Frontier Nursing University is proud to honor 75 individuals and organizations who have served a special role in Frontier’s past and present. Honored individuals were chosen by a combination of FNU administration and staff from the pool of nominees on the basis of their:

  • long-term leadership and service to FNU
  • promotion of FNU
  • ongoing, longstanding stewardship of FNU
  • demonstration of personal commitment to the Frontier Nursing University mission
  • dedication to serving the communities served by FNU, and
  • contributions to FNU’s academic success and impact in the field.

These 75 honorees represent the thousands of individuals and organizations who have positively impacted Frontier over the years.  With more than 3,500 graduates serving all fifty states and all over the world, the alumni represented are an exemplary group among the thousands who are making a difference for women and families.  As a non-profit, Frontier has always relied upon the generosity of individuals and foundations.  We are proud to recognize these honorees from among more than 4,000 friends across the country who support our mission.  The Courier program began in 1928 and has brought more than 1,500 volunteers to Frontier. We are grateful for this opportunity to honor their ongoing service.  Please join us as we celebrate these 75 named honorees along with the thousands of alumni, donors and Couriers they represent.  Frontier Nursing University is celebrating 75 years because of you!


For 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.


‹ Celebrating 75 Years

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‹ Frontier Honoring 75

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‹ Anniversary Events

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‹ Busting Midwifery Myths

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‹ FNU Featured in STORY Magazine

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‹ FNU Celebrating 75 Years

View full release (PDF) June 2014: Lexington, KY. – In 1939, Frontier Nursing University nurse-midwives set out on horseback over rough Eastern Kentucky terrain to care for women, attend births, and forever enrich the lives of rural families. Seventy-five years later, Frontier graduates travel by more modern means, from mobile health clinics to floatplanes in Alaska, […]

‹ Journey Into Wellbeing

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