The Kitty Ernst Chair of Midwifery :

“Make More Midwives”
In honor of Kitty Ernst and her years of dedicated service, Frontier Nursing University has established the Kitty Ernst Chair of Midwifery. This prestigious faculty position will support a key midwifery faculty member for FNU in perpetuity.
For half a century, Kitty Ernst has been a pioneer in both the field of midwifery and in developing the best care possible for families in pregnancy and birth. Kitty has been a permanent leader in the nurse-midwifery profession since graduating from the Frontier Graduate School of Midwifery in 1951. Kitty has graciously shared her knowledge, personal story, passion, and vision with every single class of incoming Frontier Nursing University students since the inception of the distance program in 1989.
For her personal sacrifices in the creation of our nurse-midwifery program, for her lifelong leadership, and for her undying passion to offer safe and respectful care to women and babies – Frontier Nursing University establishes the Kitty Ernst Chair of Midwifery and invites you to support this worthwhile endeavor. As a symbol of our appreciation for your support of this wonderful woman, mother, midwife, educator and advocate we offer all donors making a gift of $1,000 or more a limited edition pin. Those donors who are moved to give a gift of $5,000 or more will be invited to a special luncheon with Kitty.
You can make your gift or pledge in several ways:
  1. Make a gift online at
  2. Mail your pledge form or check to FNU, Office of Development, 132 FNS Drive, Wendover, KY 41775
  3. Contact a member of the Development Office at or 859.899.2828 to make a gift of stock or for further questions about making a contribution