Dr. Joan Slager, CNM, DNP, FACNM, was recently named Dean of Nursing at Frontier Nursing University (FNU). Slager was named FNU’s Interim Dean of Nursing in March 2018 and previously served as the program director for FNU’s Post-Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program.
Slager graduated from Frontier’s School of Midwifery and Family Nursing in 1991, earned her Master of Science in Nursing from Case Western University in 1993, and earned her DNP degree from Oakland University in 2008. She also helped establish Bronson Women’s Service in Michigan in 1993 which is now Michigan’s largest midwifery service with 14 midwives. Dr. Slager served as the practice director for the hospital-based practice from 1995 to 2016.
Slager tells Frontier.edu, “I am honored to be a part of this pivotal time in the long and proud history of Frontier Nursing University. Our strategic growth is vital as we work toward fulfilling our mission. We are striving to address healthcare gaps in our communities by educating nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners to serve all individuals and all communities, with an emphasis on diverse, rural and underserved populations.”
Dr. Slager has served two terms as Chair of the Business Section of the Division of Standards and Practice for the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) and is currently serving as the Treasurer on the ACNM Board of Directors. She has also lectured on billing and coding and other business and clinical topics in the past.
Slager has also been honored as the Dorothea Lang Pioneer Award recipient from the American College of Nurse-Midwives Foundation in 2008 and the Distinguished Service to Alma Mater Award winner from FNU in 2015.
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