Frontier CNM after previous FNP?

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    Can anyone tell me how easy it is to transfer credits from the MSN to Frontier? I am enrolled in Vanderbilt currently and thinking of the possibility of completing the FNP first and then doing the Certified Nurse-Midwife program at Frontier years down the road. Do the general MSN courses transfer easily? Or would I have to take all those courses again later? I can do the CNM and FNP at once at Vandy, but I doubt I will use both at once. I think I might want to work as an FNP for the years while I my kids are young, then working on the CNM later... I would think the life experience as a nurse practitioner and the past courses would allow me to finish the program in less than 2 years, but I have no idea. Any thoughts or info would be appreciated. Thanks!
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    I would look into the "post Master's certificate" program info at Frontier's website.
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    This has nothing to do with your question , but are the Vandy classes traditional classroom classes or do they offer online coures?
    Thanks!!
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    Klone, yes, I am looking at the Frotier post-MSN certificate for Midwifery. There are still tons of classes on there that I will have already taken. I just wonder about how well those might transfer. I might do better to call Frontier myself and inquire.

    howsoon: Vandy is all on-campus for MSN the first year for non-nurses (Pre-Specialty year of the "bridge" program). After that, most specialties have block schedules where you are to be on campus 3-4 days of each month. Most of the classes are done online for those, but you do have to attend every month for that bit. Hope that helps!
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    Another thing to consider when doing post-MSN certificates is that most of your classes are only transferrable for five years after your MSN!
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    I am a Frontier CNEP student. I know that there is a woman in my class who is a practicing FNP. She said that the transition into the program was seemless and I believe it is taking her less than 2 years to finish. I hope that helps a little! I'm sure that the admissions office can offer more wisdom, but I just wanted to let you know that it can be done!

    I love Frontier and am very happy with my education!


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