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U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers (KY-05) announced today that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded the Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing (FSMFN) in Hyden with a $177,869 Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship Grant. The grant will assist FSMFN in improving and ensuring access to nursing and midwifery educational services to even more health professionals.

“Providing state-of-the-art training in the medical field is critical to addressing the needs of our region and others that face a shortage of nurses and health professionals,” said Rogers. “Right here in Leslie County, the Frontier School is providing top-notch, Internet-based programming to equip medically-minded students around the country with critical skills to help young expectant mothers and growing families. With a focus on rural and underserved communities, Frontier School continues to be a leader in the field of nursing and is making a measurable impact in the lives of so many families.”

FSMFN offers a Master of Science in Nursing degree and post-masters certificate leading to education as a certified nurse-midwife, family nurse practitioner, and a women’s health care nurse practitioner. The mission of FSMFN is to provide a high quality education that prepares nurses to become competent, entrepreneurial, ethical and compassionate nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners who will provide primary care for women and families residing in all areas with a focus on rural and medically underserved populations. The FSMFN seeks to meet the needs of prospective nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners who do not want to leave their home communities to obtain the graduate education they desire to fulfill their professional aspirations.

As a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, Rogers works to secure funding for important projects in the fifth Congressional district.