Supporting Your Success

Academic Resource Center

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) is located in Canvas and organized into modules to provide focused academic support.  Modules include:

·        OWL Online Writing Lab (APA, grammar, etc.)

·        Skills for Success (developing your workspace, time management, etc.)

·        Study Resources / Study Groups 

·        Student Success Workshop Series (library webinar, resume tips, etc.)

·        Test Preparation (strategies for multiple choice, test anxiety, etc.)

·        Clinical Resources

·        iPOD Video

·        Faculty Videos (good and bad case presentation, newborn assessment, etc.)

·        Public Speaking Resources  (overcoming your fears, Toast Masters, etc.)

Getting / Staying Connected

PRIDE (Promoting Recruitment and retention to Increase Diversity in nurse-midwifery and nurse practitioner Education)

The PRIDE program is designed to promote diversity in nursing and midwifery by recruiting and retaining underrepresented students with the goal of becoming nurse-midwives or nurse practitioners.  The PRIDE student organization is open to all FNU students and hosts monthly meetings covering topics such as disparities in healthcare, influence of religious beliefs in healthcare, care for LGBT, cross-cultural commuication, and more.  To learn more about PRIDE, click here.

SAGE Mentoring Network (Supporting Achievement in Graduate Education)

SAGE is designed to provide a supportive peer-to-peer network to help students as you adjust academically and emotionally to graduate distance learning.  Connect with current students, alumni, and more through the SAGE Facebook page.  More information can be found here.

Class Facebook Page

Individual classes often choose to establish their own Facebook pages (independent of the university) to provide support for their specific cohort of students.  Communicate with the students you met at Bound who are progressing through courses at a similar pace!  Search for your Class page on Facebook or contact your Student Council representative for more information.  Please note that Class Facebook pages are not administered by FNU; even so, students are expected to abide by the Honor Code in all communications.

Each Class/Cohort of Students 

Developing community is at the heart of FNU, and admitting students into small cohorts allows students to connect with their classmates from day one.  Your peers know what you're going through, so turn to each other for needed support and well-deserved celebration.


ADA/504 Accommodations

Students with diagnosed documented disabilities may request reasonable accommodations in Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Acts.  Students requesting accommodations must self-identify and work with the university's ADA Coordinator to develop an appropriate plan for support.  The ADA Coordinator is Abby McCarthy, Director of Student Retention and Records, (859) 251-4580,  Please refer to the most recent Catalog for further information (see: Academic and General School Policies / Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 Policy).



Learning Plans, Performance Plans, and Course Success Plans

Occasionally some students stumble at some point during their time at Frontier.  Unfortunately some students will fail a course, encroach on plagiarism by improperly citing a source, or experience communication issues with faculty or administrators.  In these instances, your faculty or advisor may engage you in a learning plan, performance plan, and/or course success plan.  These plans are designed to promote self-reflection on the behavior that brought you to this place, and to think about steps you can take to ensure future success.  These plans are not designed to be punitive, but rather excellent conversation starters that will prompt intervention at different points in the term to support you when you need it most.