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Fall 2014

Volume 89

Number 3

Pioneers for Healthcare
Frontier Nursing University honors 75 individuals
and organizations as “Pioneers for Healthcare”

Introduction to FNU ........................................................................1
The Journey – Dr. Susan Stone ..........................................................2
Alumni Spotlight..............................................................................4
Courier Corner .................................................................................6
Courier Spotlight .............................................................................8
Field Notes ....................................................................................10
Beyond the Mountains ...................................................................16
Notes .............................................................................................17
Wendover Report ...........................................................................20
Footprints ......................................................................................22
In Memoriam .................................................................................24
Tributes ..........................................................................................26
Board of Directors ..........................................................................27
Your Gifts at Work .........................................................................30
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Introduction to Frontier Nursing University


ary Breckinridge spent her early years in many parts of the world — Russia, France, Switzerland and the British Isles. After the deaths of her two
children, she abandoned the homebound life expected of women of her class
to devote herself to the service of families, with a particular focus on children.
Mrs. Breckinridge founded the Frontier Nursing Service in 1925 after several
years of studying and practicing nursing and midwifery in the United States,
England, Scotland and France. It was the first organization in America to
use nurses trained as midwives collaborating with a single medical doctor,
based at their small hospital in Hyden. Originally the staff was composed
of nurse-midwives trained in England.
They traveled on horseback and on foot to
Our aim has always been
provide quality primary care, including mato see ourselves surpassed,
ternity care, to families in their own homes.
and on a larger scale.”
In 1928, she recruited young people to serve
–Mary Breckinridge,
as Couriers and help the Frontier staff and
Wide Neighborhoods, 1952
nurse-midwives in all manner of efforts. In
1939, Mrs. Breckinridge established a school
of nurse-midwifery. Many of the graduates stayed to offer care to families in
Leslie County, Kentucky.


Today, Mrs. Breckinridge’s legacy extends far beyond Eastern Kentucky through
Frontier Nursing University (FNU), which offers a Doctor of Nursing Practice
degree and a Master of Science in Nursing degree with tracks as a NurseMidwife, Family Nurse Practitioner or Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner.
FNU has students and graduates serving all 50 states and many countries.

How to Reach Us
The Office of Development and Alumni Relations: Please direct questions, comments
or updates to Denise Barrett, Director of Development, at (859) 899-2828 or send an e-mail to
The Wendover Bed & Breakfast Inn: The Big House, Mary Breckinridge’s home, is a licensed
Bed & Breakfast Inn located at Wendover. For reservations or to arrange a tour, call Michael Claussen,
Development Coordinator, at (859) 899-2707 or e-mail michael.claussen@frontier.edu. Group tours
can be arranged, and we are always happy to set up tours for organizations and educational programs
with an interest in nursing history and Appalachian studies.


By Dr. Susan E. Stone,
Frontier Nursing University President


Thank You!

irst, I want to say thank you to everyone who attended the 75th celebration in person or sent their notes of encouragement and congratulations.
We have been overwhelmed with the breadth and depth of the Frontier
family which has been even more evident during this momentous year.
More than 200 friends, Couriers, alumni, faculty and staff joined together in
Lexington and Hyden the weekend of October 3-5. We honored 75 individuals
and organizations who represent the trailblazers who have made the success of
Frontier possible through the years. We were proud to present more than thirty
of the honorees with medallions during the Saturday evening gala and recognize
them on the website—www.pioneersforhealthcare.org.
We are winding down the year of celebration, but the work ahead is not slowing
down at all. The need for advanced practice nurses and midwives to provide
evidence-based, primary care continues to grow. Frontier accepts the challenge of educating the next generation of providers to meet families’ healthcare needs and improve access to care for those in rural and underserved
areas. At Frontier Nursing University we are embarking on the next 75
years beginning with the five-year Strategic Plan approved by the Board of
Directors during the October meeting.



In addition to continuing our current MSN+DNP programs for nurse-midwives, family nurse practitioners and women’s healthcare nurse practitioners, we have plans to explore other areas where Frontier can help meet the
healthcare needs of families. As part of our five-year goals, we will be exploring
offering a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree for nurses trained at the
Associate degree level, the majority located in rural areas. We also plan to conduct
a feasibility study to determine the need and potential for a psychiatric nurse
practitioner specialty. As most know, mental health services are desperately
needed and often unavailable in rural areas of the United States.
Other objectives in the five-year plan include increasing diversity of our
student body, faculty and staff to 20% representation from underrepresented
racial and ethnic groups, improving student retention and graduation rates
to 85%+, continuous improvement of infrastructure and processes within our
growing University, continuing the successful Courier program, and meeting our
fundraising needs to support students, faculty and facilities.
Funding to support our strategic goals and objectives is critical for our growth
and improvement. The $10M Endowment Campaign will provide the support
needed to implement our plans by providing annual support for student scholarships, faculty development, and facilities and technology needs. This campaign is
already benefiting students with the establishment of many new named scholarships which were first awarded this fall. Future funding to the endowment will
support our historic buildings, including the Big House, Mary Breckinridge’s
original log home. FNU also plans to more adequately fund vital faculty positions including the Mary Breckinridge Chair of Midwifery. With a focus on
students, faculty and campus—this campaign will provide security for another
75 years as “pioneers for healthcare.”
We appreciate your support of this historic campaign. Together we will continue
the vision of improving healthcare for the women and families in communities
across the nation. As always, thank you for your continuous support and we welcome your thoughts and feedback. We could not accomplish so much without
the generous support of others.
Susan E. Stone, DNSc, CNM, FACNM


alumni spotlight

Linda Jacobsen, Alumnus 1984


inda Jacobsen, CNM, CFNP, MPH
recently returned to the US after serving
for a year teaching nursing and midwifery in
Tanzania as part of the inaugural class of the
Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP)
volunteers. The GHSP program, a unique
public-private partnership between the US Peace
Corps, the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR),
and Seed Global Health, places US physicians and nurses on faculties at
medical and nursing schools in Malawi, Tanzania, and Uganda to support
educational capacity development aimed at long-term health system
strengthening. Since ending her service, Linda has become a Deputy Chief
Nursing Officer for Seed Global Health in which she helps to recruit and
train new nursing volunteers for service.
While Linda was a Peace Corps nurse in Africa in the late 1970s, she experienced a crisis when delivering pre-term twins, which motivated her to
study midwifery. She then sought out other midwives who worked abroad,
and found that many studied and served with Frontier Nursing Service
(FNS) and were trained to provide comprehensive care. So Linda returned
to the US and continued her education in a cohort of ten nurse-midwives
who trained and served with FNS in 1983-1984. Three graduates from her
class were involved in international nursing and continue to support each
other in their leadership roles. Leaders like Kitty Ernst and FNS Dean,
Ruth Beeman, fostered professionalism and trained the students to meet
challenges successfully, which became a life-long habit of Linda’s. Linda and
her classmates forged leadership roles wherever they served in their careers.
After training at FNS and earning her masters at University of Washington
School of Public Health, Linda served in U.S. public health programs, primarily in rural and underserved areas in the state of Washington, while she
raised a family. She has been a clinician, family planning consultant, public
health program manager, clinical preceptor and implemented a project that
integrated HIV screening in Title X family planning clinics. When their



children left for college, Linda and her husband searched for an opportunity
to serve together in Africa and discovered the GHSP program. Now, as Seed
Global Health’s Deputy Chief Nursing Officer, she will return to Tanzania in
November 2014 to mentor current GHSP volunteers serving in the field. In
Tanzania, nurses train at the diploma or bachelors level and learn midwifery
in their standard nursing program.
Remembering her years at Frontier, Linda recalled working from district centers, visiting families in log cabins, and escorting sick patients from remote
areas as part of ambulance transport teams. She remembers the hospitality
and warm manners of the people in the Kentucky mountain communities and
found that similarly, people in Tanzania are also very gracious and reach out
to form relationships with each other. Due to a lack of resources, Tanzanian
patients tend to come for care more acutely ill than rural U.S. patients. Women
are especially vulnerable; only about half those who are pregnant actually make
the targeted four prenatal visits, and many are not tested for HIV because
they don’t have access to testing facilities. Trained healthcare workers are in
short supply, and even medical centers must ration resources. However, Linda
was encouraged to see, when observing student presentations in a village, that
the students engaged with the villagers and leaders about how their needs
might be addressed and that the villagers responded by bringing the nurses
food. There, as in Kentucky, addressing patient and rural community needs at
the local level is vital to promote overall health. Linda is proud to be a FNU
graduate with international experience, and pointed out that FNU graduates
are willing to make difference where there are huge needs for health care.

She remembers the hospitality and warm manners of the
people in the Kentucky mountain communities and found
that similarly, people in Tanzania are also very gracious
and reach out to form relationships with each other.



courier corner
By Nancy Reinhart,
FNU Courier Program Coordinator


he leaves are changing here in Kentucky and that means it’s time to begin
preparations for a new set of applicants to the Courier Program. We hope
our Frontier community far and wide will tell any young men or women who
you think would be interested about it. Our successful Couriers are interested
in learning about healthcare in rural and underserved communities, are open to
adventures and the unknown, and have a commitment to service.
The Courier Program application will be available at www.frontier.edu/courier
by mid-November. Interested individuals can learn more about the program
and apply directly on the website.
We continue to change and evolve the program with each new year as we adjust
to its new home in the University. For 2015, we will maintain relationships with
sites we have already used and we will also explore new outpost site opportunities this winter. We will accept between eight and ten Couriers next summer.
In other Courier Program news, more than twenty guests gathered for the
Courier Storytelling breakfast on Sunday, October 5, 2014. We enjoyed a
wonderful breakfast by local foods restaurant Alfalfa’s at the Downtown Arts
Center in Lexington.
In the spirit of storytelling first inspired by our recent book, Unbridled Spirit:
A History of the Courier Program by Dr. Anne Cockerham, we had an open
microphone for attendees to share stories. We heard about the adventures
Couriers had at FNS (and in FNS vehicles!), what the program meant to them
over time and why they care about the work carried on by FNU today.



Former Courier Jill Davenport told of
trials and tribulations in both driving
and teaching others to drive the famous
FNS jeeps. Former FNS staff member
Helen Rentch reflected on what her
time at Brutus clinic had taught her
about Mary Breckinridge’s model of
district nursing and how this impacted
our healthcare delivery system in rural
(left to right): Betty Brown, Marian Leibold,
Jill Davenport, Nancy Reinhart, areas across the U.S. Former Courier
LouAnne Roberts Verrier, Kitty Ray, LouAnne Roberts Verrier described
Julie Breckinridge Davis harrowing times on the Middle Fork
of the Kentucky River in an old FNS
canoe, which incidentally she was not supposed to be riding in! Marian
Liebold roused the audience while explaining her vision of the Courier Program
becoming a national model for service.
We enjoyed our time together and especially the opportunity to tell stories of
our times with FNS—experiences which changed our lives. And we thought of
the many of you who were not able to be with us. We would love to hear your
story too. If you have one to share, please contact courier.program@frontier.edu
and include the story by email or send us a phone number where we can reach
you for an interview.
Thank you to all former Couriers, friends and donors who continue to support
our program and FNU. We look forward to hearing from you!

Julie Breckinridge Davis told this story at the breakfast: “When I was two years old I was
visiting Wendover with my parents. One afternoon Katie Ireland, a young courier, was asked
to watch me for a while. When it was time to water the horses I wanted to water one by
myself. Just as Katie was attempting to dissuade me, Aunt Mary came walking down the
path. After being informed of the situation, Aunt Mary told Katie “of course she can, child!”
Which I did! From that moment on my Aunt Mary, horses, Wendover, and Kate Ireland have
had a special place in my heart.” Julie considered the animal care she did from this young
age the perfect training for her later days as a Courier!



courier spotlight

Anna Carey

Anna Carey was a Courier in 2003 and helped coordinate the Courier Program in
2009 and 2010. She moved to Hyden, Kentucky after her time as a Courier and is
now the Executive Director of an organization she helped to form called “COLLY”
which stands for County of Leslie Lifting Youth. The organization emphasizes
children’s programming primarily in the areas of health and education.
More information can be found at colly-ky.org.

Briefly introduce yourself.

I was raised in Western New York and taught
literacy for a few years in a rural area of New York
until I came to Leslie County as a Courier in
Briefly describe your experience as a Courier.

I saw the Courier Program as an opportunity to
explore the many facets of rural life that I couldn’t
access only teaching in a classroom. I was interested in the experiences outside of school that
were affecting my students’ experiences in school.
In the Courier Program I shadowed health care providers and went on home
health rounds, but I also worked at the adult learning center and local animal
How did it impact you, your life and your vocational direction?

The program changed my life in ways I could have never foreseen, namely
causing me to relocate from Western New York to Southeastern Kentucky and
pushing me into non-profit work, which I have been doing ever since. It also
exposed me to the variety of environmental and social factors that influence
people’s lives and their choices that I really didn’t understand previously.



What is the legacy of the Courier program from your view?

To me, the legacy of the Courier Program is one, to serve and two, the
opportunity to have one’s perspective challenged and expanded in a real
way. Everyone has a story and even though you probably think you know
that story, chances are you really don’t.
Why do you remain involved?

I continue to be involved in the program because it can be a life-changing
experience, whether big or small, known or unknown, for both the Couriers
and the people Couriers work with here and that opportunity should
never be lost.
We are pleased to welcome Anna back to Frontier this year! For the next few
months, Anna will be once again assisting with the Courier Program today on
a part-time basis in addition to performing her duties at COLLY.

We welcome new members to the 2014-2015
Courier Advisory Committee and thank the returning ones:
Anna Carey - Courier 2003, Hyden, KY
Carlyle Carter - Courier 1962 and 1965, Chicago, IL
Celeste Lindahl - Courier 2005, Boone, North Carolina
Elia Cole - Courier 2009, Yakima, Washington
Lee Freeman Fox - Courier 1976, Rochester, NY
Marianna Fuchs - Courier 1968, Madison, WI
Marian Leibold - Courier 1977, Cincinnati, OH
LouAnne Roberts Verrier - Courier 2001, New York City, NY
Rebecca Stanevich - Courier 1970, Grafton, West Virginia

The Courier Advisory Committee offers advice about the way forward for the Courier Program
and we also like to have fun! Committee members are asked to join four 1-hour calls per year.
If you are interested in participating, please email nancy.reinhart@frontier.edu.



field notes

More than 200 gather to celebrate
FNU’s 75th Anniversary Weekend
The much anticipated 75th anniversary weekend was a great success, with
more than 200 alumni, Couriers, donors, faculty and staff gathering in
Lexington and Hyden to celebrate. Friends traveled from across the country
including guests from California, Texas, Boston, New York, Alabama and
many more states—and of course, a great showing of support from Kentucky!
The weekend kicked off with a Friday evening reception at the Bodley-Bullock
House in downtown Lexington. Nearly 80 guests enjoyed a barbeque dinner
catered by Bluegrass Committee member, Selma Owens and traditional bluegrass music by Dean Osborne and band.
On Saturday morning, more than thirty guests gathered at Shakespeare
& Co. to enjoy a brunch with guest speaker, Silas House. Silas is a nationally
bestselling author, an educator, the winner of numerous writing awards
and the son of a Frontier baby. He moved the audience with his accurate
description of the Appalachian culture and his deep respect and understanding of the region.


left: Nadene Brunk, founder of Midwives for
Haiti and a 75th Honoree, attended the Friday
evening reception with Dr. Steve Eads.

right: Silas House with
guests at Shakespeare & Co.

75th Anniversary Event, Hyden Day Trip, was a Huge Success
Over 50 people attended the Hyden Day Trip on Saturday, October 4. Visitors
from across the country travel to Hyden and Wendover to take part in many
activities as part of our 75th Anniversary Weekend. Many guests traveled on
the same coach bus that our Frontier Students take when they come to Frontier Bound. The day’s activities included viewing of the 1931 film, The Forgotten
Frontier, watching the Mary Breckinridge Festival Parade, taking part in guided
tours of Wendover and FNU, and enjoying a hearty lunch at the Big House.



Martha Copeland donated this
truly amazing cake which depicts
the Big House at Wendover,
Mary Breckinridge’s original log
home and now a licensed Bed &

For the reception area,
Frontier Nursing Service
uniforms, saddlebags, historic
photographs and other
memorabilia allowed guests to
learn about or recall the first
75 years of Frontier.

Kitty Ernst led a project to create a Diorama, which displays the continuum
of care extending from the FNS leadership headquarters at Wendover, to
the District Nursing Centers, to the homes of the mountain families,
and to the collaborating FNS physician and hospital in Hyden. The
diorama was unveiled at the reception before the Gala dinner. The diorama
will be displayed permanently in Hyden.



left: The FNU Bluegrass Committee (l to r: Fra Vaughan, Helen Rentch, Lindy Karns, Linda
Roach, Martha Copeland and Vicki Tobin, not pictured: Ann Evans and Selma Owens) did an
amazing job as hostesses for the weekend, including planning all of the events and providing
beautiful floral arrangements for the reception and gala.
right: Peter and Abby Coffin, seen here dancing, were part of the Boston Committee presence during
the weekend ,which also included Lees Breckinridge Yunits and John and Anne Grandin.

To wrap up the weekend, in addition
to the Courier breakfast on Sunday,
guests were invited to visit Keeneland
Horse Track for a day of racing. Guests
enjoyed a traditional Kentucky lunch
followed by a beautiful afternoon of
racing. A great time was had by all and it
was the perfect ending to a weekend of
We want to recognize the hard work of the staff and many volunteers in
coordinating the events of the weekend. And thanks again to our sponsors for
making it all possible!
Underwriter: Breckinridge Capital Advisors;
Bronze Sponsors: Neace Lukens and Merrill Lynch;
Patron Sponsor BB&T Bank; and
Friend Sponsors: PNC Bank, NetGain, Howard Heating & Air,
Impressions, Inc., American Association of Birth Centers, Women’s Care
of the Bluegrass, and Kentucky Hospital Association.



FNU awarded more than $1.2M in
funding from the Health Resources
and Services Administration

rontier Nursing University has been awarded a grant from the Health
Resources and Services Administration’s Advanced Education Nursing
Traineeship (AENT) program. This two-year grant totals $700,000 and will
provide direct support to 280 students over the grant period. FNU has also
been awarded continuation funding from the Scholarship for Disadvantaged
Students and the Nurse Faculty Loan Program. The Scholarship for
Disadvantaged Students Program, originally awarded at a total of $1,350,000
over a 4 year period, has been renewed for 2014-15 in the amount of $366,000.
The Nurse Faculty Loan Program was awarded to FNU in 2013 in the amount
of $174,044 and was renewed again this year in the amount of $212,970 for
The purpose of the Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship (AENT)
Program is to increase the number of advanced education nurses trained to
practice as primary care providers and/or nursing faculty to address the nurse
faculty shortage that inhibits nursing schools from educating the number
of nurses needed to meet demand. This purpose is met by providing grant
funding for traineeships that will pay all or part of the costs of the tuition,
books, and fees of the program of advanced nurse education. FNU will award
280 scholarships, valued at $2,500 each, over the two-year grant period. FNU
tuition, if attending full-time, ranges from $18,150 to $53,040 depending
on the program in which the student enrolls. This funding will make the
difference to students experiencing financial difficulties and allow them to
complete their graduate education.
The purpose of the Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) Program
is to increase diversity in the health professions and nursing workforce by
providing grants to eligible health professions and nursing schools for use
in awarding scholarships to financially needy students from disadvantaged
backgrounds. FNU will award 90 SDS scholarships, averaging $15,000 each,
over the four-year grant period.
The purpose of the Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) is to increase the
number of qualified nursing faculty to facilitate education of the nurses needed


to address the nursing workforce shortage. FNU has received NFLP funding to
support 20 students who plan to complete the DNP degree and wish to work
as faculty at a school of nursing after graduation. The program offers partial
loan forgiveness for borrowers who graduate and serve as full-time nursing
faculty for the prescribed period of time. The loan recipients may cancel 85
percent of the loan over four years in return for serving full time as faculty in
any accredited school of nursing.
“We are thrilled to be able to continue to provide financial assistance to our
students pursuing master’s and doctoral degrees. We know what a challenge it
is for students to balance family life with obtaining graduate education, and we
don’t want them to have any more financial hardship than is necessary,” said
Dr. Susan Stone, FNU President.

President Stone contributes to Huffington Post

We are proud to announce that Frontier Nursing University President Dr.
Susan Stone is a contributor to The Huffington Post. Her article “Focus On
Preventive Care As The Long-Term Strategy To Improve Health” is featured
on the Huffington Post site’s Global Motherhood section.
Here is an excerpt from Dr. Stone’s article:
“ What is happening in maternity care is a reflection of what is
happening in the entire health care system. We need a change.
We need to focus on keeping people healthy.”
We invite you to read the article and send us your thoughts.



beyond the mountains


Julia Breckinridge Davis hosts tea

n September 9, Julia Breckinridge Davis opened her home to guests for
an afternoon tea in honor of Frontier Nursing University. Guests to
the tea included former Couriers and FNU alumni, as well as, old and new
friends. Dr. Susan Stone shared updates on the work of FNU and guests
each shared their memories and connection to Frontier. Dr. Jim Parshall,
who worked as an obstetrician at Frontier Nursing Service in the 1980’s recalled his presentation of a “midwifery degree” from the nurse-midwives
when he was leaving his position. He worked
with seven nurse-midwives during that time
period. Mrs. Alice Hinman, a friend of Mrs.
Davis, was proud to announce the birth of
another great-grandchild, who coincidentally
was caught by a Frontier graduate in WinstonSalem! It was a pleasure to visit with friends and
we are appreciative of Julia Breckinridge Davis
Dr. and Mrs. Jim Parshall
for her generosity in hosting such a nice event.

Annual Louisville Luncheon Held at River Valley Club

On a beautiful sunny day members of the Louisville Committee hosted 20
guests at the River Valley Club. Betty Brown, Sandra Schreiber and Mary
Stites who make up the Louisville Committee planned the elegant event
to foster commitment to Frontier Nursing University among attendees. On
September 17th, guests were greeted at noon with refreshments and stories
from former Couriers Betty Brown, Sandra Schreiber and Jane Halderman.
The luncheon then followed with a delicious fall themed menu, after which
Dr. Susan Stone, President of FNU, gave an update on the university.



Erica Bazzell, APRN, has joined Murray Medical Associates. Bazzell comes
to MMA after working for several years in the region as both a Nurse Practitioner and an Occupational Nurse. A graduate of Paducah Community College in 2001 with an Associate’s Degree in Nursing, she went on to obtain her
Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the Chamberlain College of Nursing in St.
Louis in 2010 and Family Nurse Practitioner from Frontier Nursing University in 2012.
Maxine R. Horton, WHNP 63 graduated in 2011. Maxine started in the
CNEP program and transferred to WHNP. She got her first job with Planned
Parenthood in Fresno CA in March 2012 and 6 months later was awarded the
HRSA 2 year loan repayment award. After 20 months she moved back home
to the southwest and now works at the Gallup Indian Medical Center in the
Women’s Service Unit in Gallup New Mexico.
Carla Kimble Brown, CFNP 63 was named Advanced Practice Professional
of the Year (2014) by the Mississippi Primary Health Care Association.
Ed Gonzalez, CFNP, Class 79, spent a week out in Goodnews Bay, AK doing
village clinic. As part of his job he rotates through remote villages for a week at
a time once or twice a year. He loves his job where he gets to practice Frontier
medicine at its finest!
Gail Consoli, CNEP 11 retired August 1, 2014. Gail delivered her last baby
(#2406) in July, and loved her 17-year career.
Sarah Ann Derrick, DNP 6, Regional Clinical Faculty hosted a Case Day
in early September in McClellen, SC. She and Shirley Bush CNEP 04 made
great hosts for “Doing it Low Country Style.” Great company, great food, and
great presentations!
Belinda Hodder, CNEP 62 is a member of ACNM Arizona Affiliate –
Phoenix. The Fresh Start Women’s Foundation hosted the first annual birth
conference, October 4, 2014, an event welcoming local midwives, nurses, physicians, hospital administrators and all birth professionals. Belinda presented
with the Phoenix Chapter of ACNM: “Building Bridges to Normal Birth:
Preventing the First Cesarean.”


Heidi Koslo, CNEP 69 joins Peninsula Community Health Systems in
Soldotna, AK on Nov. 3rd. She is excited to join this family practice and
will have her own panel and also possibly newborn privileges from the local
hospital when families select Heidi’s clinic for their pediatric care.
Rachel Mack, DNP, APRN, C-NP recently joined FNU as a course faculty
member. She is from Oklahoma City, OK. We welcome our newest faculty
Congratulations to Birth and Wellness Center
on baby 200, and to FNU graduates, Nicole Madalon (CNEP 72), Jessica Henman (CNEP 56),
and Lisa Pontious (CNEP 82), who practiced
with the family of that special little one and many
others. The Birth and Wellness Center loves FN