Thank you for considering Frontier Nursing University for your graduate nursing education! We are proud to be educating and graduating exceptional advanced practice nurses and nurse-midwives to meet the healthcare needs of women, children and families everywhere.
Frontier strives to make the admissions process easy. Once you have reviewed the admissions criteria and determined that you are a candidate for our programs, please complete the application and follow the steps to get started on your journey. View the admissions calendar for class dates and application deadlines. Each year Frontier accepts:
- Eight MSN classes
- Four ADN Bridge classes
- Four post-master’s DNP classes (for certified nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners seeking DNP)
- Four post-graduate certificate classes for psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner beginning in 2017
Admissions Criteria & Application Forms
Frontier offers education to become a nurse-midwife, family nurse practitioner or women’s healthcare nurse practitioner or to further your clinical skills with a post-graduate certificate or a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. Below you will find the links to admissions criteria, calendars and applications for our various offerings.
This new program is for all incoming students seeking their MSN degree. It offers the option to complete only your master’s degree, if you choose, but gives you the opportunity to seamlessly complete a 17 credit hour Companion DNP curriculum.
Apply to FNU’s Master of Science in Nursing Program with option to complete Companion DNP
For ADN-prepared nurses (without bachelor's in any field) seeking Master of Science in Nursing with option to complete Companion DNP, apply through FNU's ADN Bridge Entry Option
Apply through FNU's ADN Bridge Entry Option
The The Post-Graduate Certificate + Companion DNP is an excellent option if you are an APRN and have your MSN or Master’s in Nursing and want to complete another speciality track. It offers a route to specialization in an area not obtained in your original MSN studies. FNU offers Post-Graduate Certificates to become a Nurse-Midwife, Family Nurse Practitioner, Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner or Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Students have the option to complete the Post-Graduate Certificate only, or they may choose to complete the Post-Graduate Certificate + Companion DNP if they are interested in a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.
FNU’s Post-Master’s DNP degree program is designed for certified nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners who aim to improve skills in leadership, clinical scholarship, evidence-based practice and clinical evaluation.
FNU offers several online graduate and continuing education courses for health care professionals who want to develop new knowledge and skills but are not seeking a degree.
If you’re a graduate of FNU’s Community-based Nurse-midwifery Education Program (CNEP) and completed your studies before FNU became a master’s-granting institution, learn more about completing your studies for your MSN.
Application & information for Master of Science in Nursing Completion for CNEP Graduates
The Women’s Health Certificate program is designed to provide additional supervised clinical experience in women’s health care and primary health care. FNU CNEP graduates from Class 30 and higher will take WH639 (0-4), Advanced Clinical Practicum in Women’s Health Care, requiring 60 hours of primary care and 120 hours of women’s health care supervised clinical experience. FNU CNEP graduates prior to Class 30 will take N599 (0-4), Advanced Clinical Practicum in Women’s Health Care, requiring 90 hours of primary care and 90 hours of women’s health care supervised clinical experience.
Prior to course registration applicants must:
- Submit tuition and fee payment.
- Applicable fees associated with the Women’s Health Certificate program are: Banyan Tree 101 (BT101) fee, preceptor fee and technology fee. Current tuition and fee rates are located here. Please contact Robin Smith at 859-899-2503 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to issue payment.
- Students enrolled in the Women’s Health Certificate program are not eligible for federal student loans (Unsubsidized / Grad PLUS). However, if you are applying for a private student loan to fund your educational costs please notify your Admissions Officer. Your Admissions Officer will work with the Financial Aid Office to initiate loan certification.
- Receive clearance from clinical credentialing.
- You will receive information regarding clinical credentialing from an FNU clinical credentialing staff member once the Admissions Office receives your enrollment application.
Women's Health Certificate Application - The application fee is non-refundable. Please review admission requirements prior to submitting an application.