We are pleased that you are considering Frontier Nursing University!
Part of accepting an Offer of Admission is understanding that you will be required to attend an in-person new student orientation called Frontier Bound on FNU’s Campus in Versailles, KY. Frontier Bound is where you meet your classmates, faculty and staff. Time is spent learning skills needed for distance education, making lifelong friends, reviewing courses, asking questions, and planning to be a successful Frontier student after returning home. Each Frontier Bound session brings students together from all over the United States, and a different group of students arrives on campus each week
Over the past year, due to the COVID- 19 Pandemic, Frontier Bounds have been conducted virtually. Although these virtual sessions have been effective at teaching the needed skills, in-person Frontier Bounds are instrumental in creating bonds with fellow students and allow the invaluable opportunity of having face-to-face interactions with faculty and staff.Attending the on-campus orientation results in a better student experience as well as improved success as an FNU student.
Safety is of the utmost importance and FNU takes the health of its students, faculty, and staff very seriously. Therefore, the decision to require a full CDC approved COVID-19 vaccination prior to arriving on campus has been mandated. The mandate requires anyone (including FNU employees) attending on-campus events to be fully vaccinated, as defined by the CDC. The mandate is currently in place for any person who enters the FNU Campus. This means that students who plan to begin coursework in the Summer 2022 term (7/4/2022) and attend Frontier Bound beginning in May 2022 will need to be fully vaccinated.
In addition to the requirement of the COVID-19 vaccine, FNU will continue to practice social distancing and wearing masks when social distancing is not possible (with exception of when eating or drinking).
Last, even though you may have the COVID-19 vaccine, if you have or are experiencing symptoms of the virus at the time you are scheduled to attend Frontier Bound you will need to contact your Admissions Officer to discuss options. Proof from a medical provider may be required.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will boosters be required? Not at this time. This could change based on CDC information.
Is there an option to submit a religious or medical exemption? No
I had the COVID-19 virus and have the antibodies, am I required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination? Yes
I am unable to receive the vaccine due to underlying conditions, am I still eligible to apply and attend Frontier Bound? No
Who do I submit my COVID-19 vaccination card to? CastleBranch. CastleBranch is an external company and you will receive directions as part of your pre-Frontier Bound requirements in your Offer of Admission.
What is the deadline to submit proof of vaccination? The same time all other Frontier Bound requirements are due. Requirements and deadlines will be provided with your Offer of Admission.
What happens if proof of vaccination isn’t submitted by the deadline? Failure to submit the required prerequisite health documentation by the published deadline date (provided in your Offer of Admission) will generate a rescission of your Offer of Admission.
I have a COVID-19 vaccine but it is not one of the aforementioned vaccines. Will I be required to obtain one of the CDC approved vaccines? Yes
I have a question or concern that is not covered here, who do I contact? Begin the conversation with your Admissions Officer but you may be directed to the Department Chair of your program of interest.