Janice Macopson, of Marion, received an Advanced Clinical Practice degree from Frontier Nursing University (FNU). She graduated with a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree specialty. Graduation ceremonies were held at The Lexington Center in Lexington, Kentucky on Saturday, Sept. 28. 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,” said Dr. Susan Stone, FNU president. Macopson is a family nurse practitioner at Blue Ridge Cardiology in Morganton. She provides cardiac care to adult patients in the ambulatory and hospital settings. She received an Associate Degree in Nursing in 1975 from Western Piedmont Community College and shortly thereafter worked in Medical-Surgical Nursing for several years. She soon found her passion working in the ICU/CCU where she remained most of her career as both a staff nurse and director of the Department. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 1981 where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. She earned a Master’s degree in Nursing Administration from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1989. She has dedicated her career to helping improve the lives of patients with cardiac disease in Burke county and surrounding counties. She graduated from Western Carolina University in 2001 with a Post Masters Certificate as a Family Nurse Practitioner and has worked in cardiology since becoming a nurse practitioner. She has a special interest in women and heart disease. Janice was selected by her patients as being one of the top 5% nationally overall for patient experience based on the 2016 and 2018 Press Ganey Associates database. Macopson enjoys gardening, traveling with her husband Elmer, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Janice Macopson, of Marion, received an Advanced Clinical Practice degree from Frontier Nursing University (FNU). She graduated with a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree specialty. Graduation ceremonies were held at The Lexington Center in Lexington, Kentucky on Saturday, Sept. 28.

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,” said Dr. Susan Stone, FNU president.

Macopson is a family nurse practitioner at Blue Ridge Cardiology in Morganton. She provides cardiac care to adult patients in the ambulatory and hospital settings.

She received an Associate Degree in Nursing in 1975 from Western Piedmont Community College and shortly thereafter worked in Medical-Surgical Nursing for several years. She soon found her passion working in the ICU/CCU where she remained most of her career as both a staff nurse and director of the Department.

She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 1981 where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. She earned a Master’s degree in Nursing Administration from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1989. She has dedicated her career to helping improve the lives of patients with cardiac disease in Burke county and surrounding counties. She graduated from Western Carolina University in 2001 with a Post Masters Certificate as a Family Nurse Practitioner and has worked in cardiology since becoming a nurse practitioner. She has a special interest in women and heart disease. Janice was selected by her patients as being one of the top 5% nationally overall for patient experience based on the 2016 and 2018 Press Ganey Associates database.

Macopson enjoys gardening, traveling with her husband Elmer, and spending time with her grandchildren.

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