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changes on both an individual level and a systems level. I find teaching equally as rewarding as working with patients, and to me, education is a vital contribution to the future of the profession.” Cassie Belzer, CNM (Montana) has a full scope midwifery practice in Montana with two nurse-midwives and approximately 100-120 deliveries per month in a hospital-based setting. They are the only nurse-midwives with hospital privileges within 300 miles. She says, “Getting my DNP will help me to become a leader in my community, allowing me to propose change that will aide in the accessibility to care. I work in a large organization that has the funding to do outreach and make a difference in the care of women and children in rural Montana.” Our Jonas Scholars have already made significant changes in their communities, from introducing nitrous oxide for pain relief in childbirth in Maine, to recruiting more Native Americans into nursing, and establishing a program to support the postpartum health of women with deployed military spouses. We are confident that we will continue to see these Jonas Scholars grow into leaders in their fields and change agents for their communities.

Dr. Anne Cockerham presents at the Kentucky Heritage Society On Wednesday, July 20, FNU Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Dr. Anne Cockerham, presented to a group of over 100 people at the monthly Food for Thought Forum at the Kentucky Heritage Society in Frankfort. The topic of discussion was the FNU Courier Program. In 2014, Dr. Cockerham published Unbridled Service, Growing up and Giving Back as a Frontier Nursing Service Courier, 1928-2010.


Dr. Anne Cockerham

Summer 2016 FNU Quarterly Bulletin Volume 91 Number 2  
Summer 2016 FNU Quarterly Bulletin Volume 91 Number 2  

The official quarterly publication of Frontier Nursing University