Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist Maria Small, MD, MPH, has been appointed to serve on the Board of Directors of Frontier Nursing University in Versailles, Kentucky. The university is a top rated university that educates advanced practice nurses, including nurse midwives, to work in underserved areas of rural and other parts of all 50 states. Its graduates are highly successful, and their board pass rate is higher than the national average. FNU offers online education combined with campus courses and clinical experience under guidance of clinical preceptors from their local communities that are on the FNU faculty. Duke has several CNMs on staff who trained at FNU. FNU awards Master's and Doctor of Nursing practice degrees.