Thank you for considering Frontier Nursing University for your graduate nursing education! We are proud to educate and graduate exceptional nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners to meet the healthcare needs of women, children and families. Ready to apply? Let’s get started! Please click the button below for your desired program:
Designed for CNMs and NPs who have an MSN. Learn more about FNU's DNP degree paths.
DNP application fee waived through June 28!
Designed for students who want to start with an MSN or PGC. Learn more about FNU's DNP degree paths.
Designed for students who wish to specialize in an area not obtained in their original graduate studies. Learn more about FNU's PGC program.
Graduate and continuing education courses for licensed registered nurses. Learn more about courses for non-matriculating students.
For FNU midwifery program alumni who graduated prior to 2004.
For FNU midwifery program graduates.
Rolling Admissions Process
FNU uses a rolling admissions process versus a standard admissions process so applicants can learn the status of their application as soon as four to five weeks after complete and valid application materials are received by FNU’s Admission Services. Early applications are encouraged. Please click here to view FNU's COVID-19 vaccination requirements.
Our culture of caring starts with the first step in your FNU journey. We strive to make the admissions process both easy and thorough to ensure your success.
Questions? Check out our Admissions FAQ
In support of our mission of providing accessible nurse-midwifery and nurse practitioner education that integrates the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion, Frontier Nursing University follows a holistic approach to our admissions process. Through the holistic admission process, FNU seeks diverse applicants, looking at the applicant as a whole and taking in many factors in considering granting admission to the candidate.
Each year Frontier accepts: MSN, PGC and DNP (for certified nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners seeking a DNP) students four times each year.
With top-ranked programs and affordable tuition, our classes often fill quickly. We accept new classes throughout the year, but if your preferred class is full and the FNU Admissions Committee has determined that you meet the admissions criteria, you have the option to be placed on the waitlist. FNU offers every course every term.
Any student planning to transfer graduate level courses, will need to submit all course transfer forms and course syllabus to the Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org three weeks prior to Frontier Bound.
FNU students are eligible to transfer 12 credits into their program of study from a school that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education. Challenge mechanisms are available for many academic courses, as well as clinical courses. For further information, please review the FNU Course Catalog for the Course Transfer Policy and Procedure, Challenge Policy for Academic Courses, and Clinical Challenge Policy. Course transfer forms can be found at this link.
For program inquiries or questions regarding qualifications for admissions, please review our Admissions FAQ or contact our admissions counselors at FNUadmissions@frontier.edu or 859-279-0890.
If you've already been accepted, congratulations and welcome! Learn more about next steps here.
Frontier Nursing University has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. Learn more.