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Accepted to Frontier Nursing University....WHOOO HOOO - page 2

Ive been accepted to Frontier. WHOOOO HOOOOO!!!!! Still in shock....happy, excited, scared. Will be going to Frontier Bound in Nov. Since I began looking at schools, I felt this was where I was... Read More

  1. Visit  CallMePatti profile page
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    Family Nurse Practitioner (YEAH!)
  2. Visit  NurseB_ profile page
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    I'm about to graduate nursing school next month (woot woot) and had a few questions about Frontier. I'm 99% sure that I want to persue my midwifery degree at Frontier once I get some experience. My biggest concern is working and going to school. I'm going to have to work full time throughout the program since I will have bills to pay and I was thinking about going part time. Is that doable? How intense was school and working? Also, hopefully I will be starting the program after I have worked a year and will be starting the program in one city, but I really want to do my clinicals in Atlanta, GA. Does anyone know how that would work?
  3. Visit  CallMePatti profile page
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    Quote from SN_2012
    I'm about to graduate nursing school next month (woot woot) and had a few questions about Frontier. I'm 99% sure that I want to persue my midwifery degree at Frontier once I get some experience. My biggest concern is working and going to school. I'm going to have to work full time throughout the program since I will have bills to pay and I was thinking about going part time. Is that doable? How intense was school and working? Also, hopefully I will be starting the program after I have worked a year and will be starting the program in one city, but I really want to do my clinicals in Atlanta, GA. Does anyone know how that would work?
    Yes, working full time and schooling part time is doable, but definitely not easy as you get into the higher level courses. You will have to manage your time well and stay organized.

    You can do your clinicals wherever you want, but just not where you are employed.
  4. Visit  NurseGuy30 profile page
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    I know you need to have a year RN experience, generally speaking, to get in. Will they accept someone with only LTC experience?
  5. Visit  EquuszRN profile page
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    Well, they took me and my RN experience has been unusual to say the least. I've been a paramedic for 20 years, and an RN for two. The last 7 years or so I've been working in remote sites like oil ships and currently in Afghanistan - these are expanded scope, almost midlevel type positions because we suture, do primary care etc without a doc on site. So that probably helped. But I certainly didn't have typical med-surg RN experience!

    I just found out I was accepted into the ADN-MSN Bridge class 102 in the FNP track. I have the campus orientation in June...can't wait to get started, it seems like a great program!

    --EquuszRN
  6. Visit  radoncnurse profile page
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    Can someone tell me if Texas accepts Frontier's program, as in when I test for my license? This really sounds like a great program.

    Thanks!
  7. Visit  EquuszRN profile page
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    Quote from radoncnurse
    Can someone tell me if Texas accepts Frontier's program, as in when I test for my license? This really sounds like a great program.

    Thanks!
    Huh? A nurse practitioner license is a nurse practitioner license. There are no states that wouldn't accept a Frontier graduate if they've passed the national exam.

    I know there are a few states don't accept Excelsior grads' RN licenses because of the lack of clinical hours, but this is a whole different movie. This is graduate school advanced practice nursing, with a whole year of clinicals. No comparison.

    Having said that, I wonder if an Excelsior-grad RN (like me) who goes on to NP would have trouble getting licensed in one of the states that rejects Excelsior, since you usually have to have both the RN license and the NP license in the state you want to practice in. Definitely something for me to research, but doesn't have anything to do with the Frontier part.
  8. Visit  radoncnurse profile page
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    Well maybe I have misunderstood. I was told by one of my nursing instructors that Texas doesn't accept every online MSN program, only certain ones. Thanks for the clarification.
  9. Visit  EquuszRN profile page
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    Well I don't know for sure, I'd call their Board of Nursing. But "online MSN" to me is like the Clinical Nurse Educator or those types of Master's programs that don't have clinicals. It would be impossible to have a nurse practitioner program without a year of clinicals, and that makes it not a typical "online program". If you find out Texas wouldn't accept it, please let us know because that's something I think could be challenged in the legislature. Especially since Frontier is a very reputable school and was started by Mary Breckinridge...one of the icons of nursing whom every nursing student learns about in school!
    Last edit by EquuszRN on Apr 25, '12
  10. Visit  JennSofiesPapa profile page
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    Good luck!

    Depending on when you go to Hyden, pack bug spray.
    For class, get an organized way to save your papers. I use dropbox for everything related to school. When semester is over, I purge the dropbox and am ready for next semester.

    Develop a community with your classmates- they can save your ass.

    Class 92
  11. Visit  jansled profile page
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    I'm an Excelsior graduate also. I have applied to Frontier. I have taken statistic again through Frontier since it's been over 10 years. They are now questioning physical assessment course...Excelsior wrote a narrative on what I had through them---is that enough or will I most likely have to take another physical assessment course?
  12. Visit  jansled profile page
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    Also, should I be concerned about a cut off time for admission into Frontier's FNP master's program? The FNP doctorate program in 2015...is that just a recommendation to go with FNPs having a doctorate or is it a requirement yet?
  13. Visit  EquuszRN profile page
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    You must have a Bachelor's degree and are applying to the regular MSN track? I just have the ADN-RN and am in the Bridge program, we get Stats and PA as part of the first year's courses, so I can't help you on that.

    I know some schools have eliminated their MSN program in favor of the DNP (Washington State University is one of them), but I don't know if that NLN recommendation has really gone into effect. You'd want to ask Frontier directly if they were planning to eliminate their MSN program. As of right now, it's certainly still just an option as there are plenty of Master's NP programs around still.

    --EquuszRN

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