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    Hi! I am hoping someone can help answer some of my questions. My first question is I am just about to graduate with my BSN. I have been a RN in Labor and Delivery for a little while now and am wanting to become a CNM.

    I did not have to take a statistic class for my BSN but I know that it is a requirement for a Masters program.

    Has anyone taken it through Frontier and is that just incorporated in the CNM program or must it be done before hand?

    What was the interview like and how long does it typically last?

    Thanks to all you can help!

    Amy
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    Hi,
    I'm glad you're considering Frontier. It's a great school. I graduated a little over a year ago and I felt very prepared for the real world. The phone interview was so long ago I don't remember much about it but it was no big deal. I think asking why you want to be a CNM and why Frontier. Statistics I took through one of their approved colleges. I think they offer their own now but I'm not sure. Mine was through Canyon College. As I recall I completed it before Frontier Bound but I'm not sure if it has to be done before. The school has now gone to 12 week terms and I've seen some negative feedback on the student forums but I think you get that with any change. I personally would have loved the term system. It keeps you more on track and connected. Good luck on your journey to be a CNM!
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    Hi,
    I'm glad you're considering Frontier. It's a great school. I graduated a little over a year ago and I felt very prepared for the real world. The phone interview was so long ago I don't remember much about it but it was no big deal. I think asking why you want to be a CNM and why Frontier. Statistics I took through one of their approved colleges. I think they offer their own now but I'm not sure. Mine was through Canyon College. As I recall I completed it before Frontier Bound but I'm not sure if it has to be done before. The school has now gone to 12 week terms and I've seen some negative feedback on the student forums but I think you get that with any change. I personally would have loved the term system. It keeps you more on track and connected. Good luck on your journey to be a CNM!
    Thank you so much for all the info! I have looked at Frontier and also Univerity of Cincinnati. I am leaning more towards Frontier. Yes, I know they do offer their own class, is what I have found out. What was the term like before the 12 week. How many weeks were the term. I don't think I would mind the 12 week terms. Was your statistics class with Canyon online?

    Thanks!
    Amy
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    from the frontier website:

    prerequisite requirements

    the health examination must be completed prior to attendance at frontier bound. the prerequisite courses must be completed prior to enrolling in the fsmfn.

    a health examination that includes documentation of immunity to rubella and hepatitis b, and freedom from tuberculosis in a communicable stage.

    a statistics course within 10 years (either an upper level undergraduate or graduate course) for all post-baccalaureate msn students. applicants may choose to take a college level statistics course at a local college or take it on-line at the fsmfn n404 statistics. see the statistics course prerequisites (http://www.midwives.org/statistics.asp) for the course requirements.
    a statistics course is part of the “bridge” for the adn to msn students.

    a physical assessment course. if an applicant did not have a physical assessment course, the fsmfn has an online course in physical assessment that will meet the requirement. contact the department chair for further information.


    hope that helps!!!
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    Before the term system it was self paced. You had to have so many credits to continue getting financial aid but there was no real time limit per class. You had to be extremely motivated to keep on track. I think the term system is better.
    The canyon college statistics class was online. The text was called Statistics for the Terrified.
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    does frontier only train nurse-midwives?
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    Yes, Frontier is solely Nurse Midwives, as opposed to Direct Entry Midwives or CPM.

    Is that what you were wondering?
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    Nurse-Midwives, Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, and Family Nurse Practioner programs.
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    I'm taking statistics from Frontier this term as a non-matriculating student, and then starting the regular courses during the summer term. (almost there! yay!)

    So yes, Frontier does offer stats, and it's probably more expensive than other places I could have gone, but at least this way I know I'm getting the right material, plus I have a bit of an intro to the way Frontier does its online classes.

    and it's not bad as I thought it would be!

    ETA: Oh yeah. The interview took about 20 minutes, and I was nervous as heck, and my interviewer was very nice. Lots of typical questions - why do you want to be a nurse-midwife, how do you think you can handle school in addition to work, family, etc.
    Last edit by christine_chapel on Jun 2, '08 : Reason: added stuff
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    HI everyone,
    I sent in my application to do the direct entry into the Masters in Midwifery program but I do have to take the PA prerequisite course. The one that Frontier offers is $1700 and I was hoping to find a cheaper alternative. I looked into Canyon College but Frontier told me they don't accept their courses due to their accreditations. I read some posts of student that took statistics at Canyon college, I wonder if their accreditation has changed and now Frontier is not taking their courses anymore. Do you have any ideas of a cheaper way to get a PA course that will be accepted?
    Vanessa, RN


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