Admissions Criteria: ADN Bridge Entry Option
Applicants are expected to meet the following criteria for admission to the Frontier Nursing University (FNU):
- Be a registered nurse with educational preparation from a nationally (CCNE or ACEN) accredited nursing program.To check your program's accreditation please visit http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/search.aspx.
- Registered nurses who have an Associate Degree in Nursing but no baccalaureate degree in any discipline will be considered for admission via the ADN Bridge Entry Option.
- Have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 from the most recent degree (nursing or related field) earned. Official transcripts for application must include conferred or awarded degree.
- Be a registered nurse with a current, active license in the United States with no encumbrances. If assignment to a clinical practice site requires that the student practice in another state, then the student is required to meet licensing requirements according to statutes and obtain the appropriate license.
- Have one year of nursing experience. For RNs with less than one year of RN experience, the Admissions Committee may consider other significant experience in health care including working as a doula, childbirth educator, and/or lactation consultant.
- Submit three professional references on Professional Reference Evaluation Document.
- Applicants whose primary language is not English and/or who have completed their tertiary education (level equivalent to U. S. college or university) in a non-English speaking institution, must take the internet based TOEFL (IBT) and achieve the following minimum scores: Reading 22, Listening 22, Speaking 26, Writing 24. To be considered official, test scores must be sent directly from the testing agency to the University. Frontier Nursing University's TOEFL code is 5692. Please provide this code to TOEFL when taking the exam to ensure test results are expedited to the University.
Each applicant who meets the minimum requirements as listed above is evaluated individually. The FNU Faculty Admissions Committee makes all admission decisions.