Admissions Criteria: Post-Graduate Certificate (PGC)
Applicants are expected to meet the following criteria for admission to the PGC program at Frontier Nursing University (FNU):
- Have a master’s or higher degree in nursing granted from a nationally (CCNE or ACEN) accredited nursing program, to check your program's accreditation please visit http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/search.aspx, and be an advance practice registered nurse with a national certification as:
- Adult nurse practitioner (ANP)
- Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM)
- Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
- Geriatric-Adult Nurse Practitioner (GANP)
- Geriatric Nurse practitioner (GNP)
- Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP)
- Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)
- Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner (WHCNP)
- Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP)
- Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP)
- Graduates of other types of nursing master’s programs may apply for transfer credit but are not eligible for the Post Master’s Certificate option.
- Have a 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.
- Hold 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.
- Submit three professional references including at least two from nursing supervisors, nursing school faculty, or CNM/NP/MD/DO colleagues and no more than one from a peer on FNU-supplied forms.
- 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, and 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.
- Applicants residing outside the continental United States are required to meet with the appropriate Program Director to develop a plan for completion of the program and for a review of policy related to international clinical sites. This plan must be formally written and approved by the Program Director prior to admission into the university.
Students must have had the content listed in the following courses in their prior MSN program. Prior transcripts will be reviewed. If the student has not completed any of the specified graduate content from the list below, the course(s) will be added to the required program of study for that student. Course descriptions and syllabi may be requested to assist in this evaluation. Course content must cover the lifespan. These courses do not count against the transfer credit limit.
- PC705 Advanced Pathophysiology (3-0)
- PC706 Advanced Physical Assessment (3-0)
- PC707 Advanced Pharmacology (3-0)
Students are responsible for understanding state specific educational requirements for licensure.
Applicants admitted into the PostGraduate Certificate program can transfer credits according to the Course Transfer Policy and Procedure. The coursework approved as required courses (listed above) does not count toward the maximum allowable transfer credit.
Applicants with questions regarding their qualifications for admission to the FNU should contact the FNU Admissions Officer at email@example.com.
Each applicant who meets the minimum requirements as listed above is evaluated individually. The FNU Faculty Admissions Committee makes all admission decisions.