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
Please be advised, a background check is the final step in completing your admission criteria to FNU (background checks are not required for non-matriculating applicants). Applicants who receive an offer of admission will be required to complete a background check. The offer of admission will include instructions for completing the background check. Applicants with a felony conviction will not be admitted. No exceptions. Applicants with a non-felony conviction must submit a written statement outlining the conviction and will be considered on an individual basis.