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Frontier seeks to meet the needs of prospective nurse-midwives who do not want to leave their home communities to obtain the graduate education they desire to fulfill their professional aspirations by offering:

  • Didactic coursework is delivered using web-based, distance education courses
  • Two on-campus sessions to welcome you to Frontier and provide intensive skill workshops
  • Using clinics, hospitals, and preceptors in their own community for clinical

Fast Facts:

Heritage - Established in 1939, Frontier is the oldest and largest continually operating midwifery institution in the United States. Also established the first family nurse practitioner program in the country

Distance Education - A leader in distance education since 1989, Frontier allows you to your complete coursework and clinical practicum in your home community via coursework distributed through the Internet.

Experience - Boasting students from all fifty states and twelve foreign countries, Frontier has prepared over 2,000 nurses for advance practice.

Community - Frontier strives to create a collaborative enviroment that will support you on your journey to becoming an advanced practice nurse. By utilizing the community of inquiry as the basis of our educational platform, we ensure that you never walk alone during your educational experience.


US News and World Report Best Graduate SchoolThe Frontier Nursing University is recognized as a top 50 graduate nursing institution by US News and World Report and is the top ranked fully distance midwifery program in the United States.


  • The Frontier Nursing University (FNU) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and School. (read more)