Alicia Fields Receives Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Frontier Nursing University

Alicia Fields of Washington received her advanced clinical practice degree from Frontier Nursing University. Fields graduated with a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. Graduation ceremonies will be held at the Richard M. Nixon Center at 150 Wendover Road in Hyden, Ky., on Oct. 20, 2018.

Frontier Nursing University, a graduate school of nursing and midwifery, offers distance-learning programs, with a mission of educating nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners to provide primary care for women and families residing in all areas, with a focus on rural and underserved communities. Founded by Mary Breckinridge in 1939 in the mountains of southeastern Kentucky, FNU has been dedicated to its mission for more than 75 years.

“We are so proud of our new graduates who will join thousands of other FNU nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners across the world who are delivering care to deserving families. Today we are carrying on Mary Breckinridge’s mission and vision, while preparing our graduates to continue making an impact on healthcare nationwide and around the globe,” says Dr. Susan Stone, FNU President.

Fields is a board-certified family nurse practitioner employed by Daviess Community Hospital and currently works at the Diabetes & Endocrinology Clinic as well as the Quick Care Clinic. She started at Daviess Community Hospital as a high school intern in 2005 and has been employed by Daviess Community Hospital her entire career in nursing. She obtained her associate and bachelor’s degree in nursing from Vincennes University graduating summa cum laude. She then obtained a master’s degree in nursing from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine. She is currently a student at Duke University where she is pursuing a specialty certificate in endocrinology at the first program of its kind in the United States for nurse practitioners. She is a member of numerous professional organizations at both the national and local level. She is a lifelong resident of Daviess County and resides in Washington, Indiana.