Applicants must meet the following criteria for admission to Frontier Nursing University’s PGC and PGC with DNP programs:
- Have a master’s or higher degree in nursing granted from a regionally accredited institution whose nursing programs are accredited through ACEN or CCNE at the time of graduation. To check your program's accreditation, please visit the U.S. Department of Education accreditation site.
- 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)
- women’s health care nurse practitioner (WHCNP)
- psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP)
- 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 Master's program.
- 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.
- 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)
- Statistics course (requirements as defined in the statistics course pre-requisite section of the FNU catalog) within 10 years of beginning the degree coursework at FNU or added to the Program of Study (POS). The course must include all concepts listed here.
- Program plans are developed based on previous graduate coursework. Course descriptions and syllabi may be requested to assist in this evaluation.
Applicants who meet the minimum requirements are evaluated individually. The FNU Admissions Committee makes all admission decisions.
Applicants with questions regarding their qualifications for admission to FNU should contact an FNU Admissions Officer at email@example.com.