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Frontier Nursing University Announces New MSN+DNP Program
New program offers more options for graduate nursing and midwifery students
HYDEN, KY: Frontier Nursing University (FNU), a graduate school offering distance education programs for nurses who wish to become nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners, is introducing a new curriculum beginning January 2014. This new curriculum will allow students to complete a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a focus in nurse-midwifery, family nurse practitioner or women’s health care nurse practitioner studies and have the opportunity to seamlessly progress to a companion Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree.
FNU offers MSN and DNP degrees and has been educating nurses to become nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners for nearly 75 years. The MSN+DNP program is a new approach that will offer more options for students, and provide the opportunity for many more nurses to achieve the highest level of nursing and midwifery clinical education available by completing a the DNP degree.
FNU’s new MSN+DNP curriculum is designed to prepare nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners to be excellent clinicians as well as leaders in the health care system. FNU graduates will be change agents who improve the health care system while providing high-quality primary health care with a focus on women and families in rural and underserved areas.
FNU will also offer post-master’s certificates in nurse-midwifery, family nurse practitioner and women’s health care nurse practitioner specialties with the ability to seamlessly enter the companion DNP. Additionally there is a Bridge entry option to the new MSN+DNP curriculum for students entering with an associate degree in nursing. For those who are already certified as nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners, FNU will continue to offer the post-master’s DNP degree.
“The advantage to our MSN+DNP degree program is that students can elect to complete only the MSN degree or continue on to seamlessly complete course work for the DNP ,” says FNU President and Dean Susan Stone, DNSc, CNM, FAAN, FACNM. “This is the ideal curriculum for nurses who want either a DNP or a MSN degree and furthers the FNU tradition of leadership in the education of nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners.”
To view a video announcement from FNU President and Dean Susan Stone and to also view more details about FNU’s new MSN+DNP program, visit www.frontier.edu/newprogram.
Frontier Nursing University’s Mission:
Frontier Nursing University is a private, non-profit, non-residential graduate school of nursing offering community-based, distance education programs leading to the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, the Master of Science in Nursing Degree and/or post-master's certificates in advanced practice nursing specialties. Our mission is to educate nurses to become competent, entrepreneurial, ethical and compassionate nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners who are leaders in the primary care of women and families with an emphasis on underserved and rural populations.