IMPORTANT! As of August 24, 2021, everyone attending on-campus events must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This includes employees and all students attending Clinical Bound and/or Frontier Bound. Please click here to view FNU's COVID-19 vaccination requirements. Effective May 2022 (for new students enrolling in Summer 2022 term), Frontier Bound attendance is required to be in-person.
Are there aspects of FNU that may impact my decision to apply?
How much does it cost to attend Frontier Nursing University?
Is FNU on a semester or term (quarter) system?
Does my GPA meet FNU’s minimum requirement?
- Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher from the most recent degree earned (nursing or related field).
- Have a GPA of 2.80-299 from the most recent degree earned (nursing or a related field). Applicants are required to provide a statement outlining any life experiences, employment, or other educational successes they feel should be taken into consideration for admission. In addition to the statement, supporting documentation and/or references (maximum of 3 references) are optional and may be submitted for review by the Admissions Committee.
PGC Applicant GPA Requirement
- Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher from the Master’s program.
- Have a GPA of 2.80-299 from the Master’s program. Applicants are required to provide a statement outlining any life experiences, employment, or other educational successes they feel should be taken into consideration for admission. In addition to the statement, supporting documentation and/or references (maximum of 3 references) are optional and may be submitted for review by the Admissions Committee.
DNP Applicant GPA Requirement
- Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher from the Master’s program.
What if the GPA for my nursing courses is greater than a 3.0, but my cumulative GPA is less than the minimum, am I eligible to apply?
What can I do if my GPA is below the program's (MSN, PGC or DNP) minimum requirement?
Will I be required to take a Statistics course during my first term at FNU?
- MSN and DNP Students - FNU no longer requires that applicants have statistics or that they must take statistics in their first term here if they have not taken it within the last 10 years.
- PGC Students - You will not be required to take statistics.
Will I be required to take a Physical Assessment (PA) course during my first term at FNU?
- MSN Students - If you have taken an approved PA course (no time limit) you will NOT be required to retake it with FNU. Click here to determine if your PA course will be approved by FNU. Please submit a final and official transcript to your Admissions Officer for final approval.
- PGC Students - If you haven’t successfully completed all the 3Ps (Advanced PA, Advanced Pharmacology, and Advanced Pathophysiology) the missing course(s) will be added to your POS. Please submit a final and official transcript to your Admissions Officer for final approval.
- DNP Students - You will not be required to take PA.
Can I transfer previous course work?
How many times am I required to attend an on-campus event and how long does each event last?
- MSN/PGC - You will be required to attend campus two times.
1-Frontier/DNP Bound. Frontier/DNP Bound is the new student 3-day orientation.
2-Clinical Bound. Prior to entering your clinical practicum you will return to campus for a 5-day Clinical Bound session.
- DNP Students - You will be required to attend campus one time.
1-DNP Bound. DNP Bound is the new student 3-day orientation.
Can I apply to FNU while finishing my nursing degree?
Is there any flexibility in the deadline date?
How soon after I apply will I learn if I have been accepted?
Do I need to have one (1) year of RN experience prior to applying to FNU or prior to beginning the coursework and does it have to be work experience as an RN or can it be in any nursing field (for example, an LPN)?
What is the difference between part-time and full-time enrollment?
Can I review the Programs of Study (POS) for the program I am interested in to determine how long it will take me to earn my degree?
How can I verify that the program I am interested in is accepted/approved in my state?
FNU cannot confirm if its programs meet individual state requirements for professional licensure. Students and applicants should contact the licensing boards in their state of residence, or any state in which they may reside in the future, to determine whether the program meets state requirements for licensure. A directory for state boards of nursing can be found here.
When considering graduate education as a nurse practitioner, be aware that the Consensus Model for Regulation has designated specific educational tracks that are recommended in order to provide care for a designated population group. States vary significantly on their licensure requirements regarding this model. Prior to applying, investigate state regulations where you anticipate working to ensure the program you are seeking enables you to provide care for the population you seek to serve.
When should I apply for financial aid?
Does FNU offer military discounts/benefits?
Do I submit my application packet electronically?
How often are applicants admitted?
FNU has four terms (quarters) a year:
- Winter term-coursework begins in January
- Spring term-coursework begins in April
- Summer term-coursework begins in July
- Fall term-coursework begins in October
Please refer to our "Apply" page for application deadlines.
Can I work full time while completing the program?
How are the online classes designed, meaning, will I have to log on each day or so many times a week at a certain time?
Do you offer any dual programs?
How are courses graded?
If I receive an offer for the waitlist, can you tell me what number I am on the waitlist?
If I begin coursework in one program but want to switch, is that an option?
What is the student to faculty ratio?
How do I find out more information regarding preceptor and clinical sites?
Does FNU require the COVID-19 vaccine?
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