I just graduated nursing school, how soon can I apply?
- You need to have one year of nursing experience before being matriculating at FNU. The Admissions Committee may waive this requirement if you have other significant relevant experience in health care. For nurse-midwifery applicants this would include working as a doula, lactation consultant, or childbirth educator over several years.
How many classes do you accept per year?
- We currently accept 12 MSN and Post-Graduate Certificate classes, 4 ADN Bridge Entry Option classes, and 4 Post-Master’s DNP classes per year. The number of classes may change to meet the needs of admissions.
Who can help me with the admissions process?
- Our Admissions department is happy to assist you. Please contact Chasity Collett at 859-899-2604.
What are the prerequisites (Admissions Criteria) for the program?
- You can review admissions criteria for each program by clicking the links below:
What do I need to do for BSN completion? Does work experience count?
- If you are an RN without a bachelor’s degree or associate’s degree in nursing, you should enroll in a BSN completion program. Requirements to complete the BSN will vary by program. If you have an associates degree in nursing, you can enroll in Frontier’s ADN Bridge Entry Option program. (add link)
- If you are an associate degree RN, with a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field, then you may apply to our MSN program and complete a portfolio with your application. Instructions for completing the portfolio can be viewed on the last page of the application. The portfolio takes work experience into consideration.
I have my MSN from another University. How do I find out what credits apply towards this program?
- If you have an MSN, we will review your transcripts and develop an individualized program plan for you after you have been admitted to one of our programs.
I have some graduate credits; can I transfer any to Frontier?
- FNU allows students to transfer up to 12 credits from a regionally and professionally accredited school. Courses will be eligible for transfer credit if the student can demonstrate that they have had similar content in a prior academic graduate program in the past five years.
Is there a program for students who have a bachelor’s in a non-nursing field to get a master’s or doctorate degree?
- Yes, applicants who have an RN, but have their bachelor’s in a non-nursing field need to submit a portfolio with their application. Click here to download the portfolio instructions.
Do I need to get a master’s degree to enter the nurse-midwifery track?
- No, you need a bachelor’s degree to enter the MSN program with a nurse-midwifery specialty, or if you have an associate’s degree in nursing you can apply to our ADN Bridge Entry Option.
How can I improve my application?
- When Frontier reviews applications, we look at your GPA, your work experience, your writing ability, your professional involvement, and your passion for caring for women and families. Pay careful attention to the instructions for presenting your resume and the topics to be discussed in your essays. Please be sure your grammar, spelling and sentence structure meet graduate school requirements.