The Board of Commissioners of the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) has granted continued accreditation to Frontier Nursing University (FNU) for its master of science in nursing and post-graduate certificate nursing programs.
ACEN also affirmed continuing accreditation of FNU’s newly implemented psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner specialty track. ACEN is the leading authority in nursing accreditation.
“The ACEN Board of Commissioners commended FNU’s commitment to quality nursing education,” said Dr. Joan Slager, FNU dean. “They noted strengths such as administrative and financial support available to faculty for evidence-based clinical and teaching practices, as well as our consistent national certification exam pass rates.”
The accreditation covers all specialties offered in FNU’s master of science in nursing and post-graduate certificate programs through 2025, including nurse-midwifery, family nurse practitioner, women’s health care nurse practitioner and the new psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner option.
FNU’s programs have been accredited continually by ACEN since 2006, demonstrating its ability to meet the standards of quality specific to nursing education.
ACEN supports the interests of nursing education, nursing practice, and the public by the functions of accreditation. Accreditation is a voluntary, self-regulatory process by which non-governmental associations recognize educational institutions or programs that have been found to meet or exceed standards and criteria for educational quality. Standards and criteria include establishing supportive partnerships, advocating self-regulation, promoting peer review, and fostering educational equity, access, opportunity, mobility and preparation of employment. Accreditation also assists in the further improvement of the institutions or programs as related to resources invested, processes followed and results achieved.
FNU’s doctor of nursing practice program is on a different accreditation cycle and is accredited through 2019.
About Frontier Nursing University
The mission of FNU is to educate nurses to become competent, entrepreneurial, ethical and compassionate nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners who are leaders in the primary care of women and families with an emphasis on underserved and rural populations. FNU offers graduate Nurse-Midwifery and Nurse-Practitioner distance education programs that can be pursued full- or part-time with the student’s home community serving as the classroom. Degrees and options offered include Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) or Post-Graduate Certificates. To learn more about FNU and the programs and degrees offered, please visit Frontier.edu.