Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing-FNP Program - page 12

Hi all, I am thinking about applying to Frontier for the FNP Program. While I have read and heard great things about the midwifery program, I haven't heard much about the FNP Program. I would... Read More

  1. by   empress2676
    Happy New Year everyone! I will be applying to class 125 and had a question in regards to the portfolio. I'm STUCK lol. the questions seem simple but I don't know what they are looking for. I have a ADN and I'm applying for the direct entry program ( have a bachelors and master in another discipline). Did anyone complete there portfolio portion and can give some pointers on how to answer the questions. The deadline is Jan 25 and I just found out about the school so I'm in a mad dash. Any information/insight would help.

  2. by   KellyRN2013
    I am very interested in Frontiers WHNP-CNM program! I am obtaining my MSN in leadership and management right now but I miss OB nursing so much I know I want to end up back in that field! Please let me know if frontier is still the best place to be! Anybody from VA that has gone through this program? Any helps appreciated
  3. by   zmansc
    Frontier has an excellent program, and yes they still have the dual program you are interested in. I think "best place" is a personal decision as it has to take into account many personal issues that make that program best for you. The reason there are multiple different programs, with multiple different offerings is because there are so many different nurses with unique situations and each program is tailored to meet the needs of a unique group of students.

    FNU is very focused on the rural provider and of course towards women's health. Personally, I'm not oriented towards women's health, and at times it's a bit frustrating that so many assignments or discussions are related to women's health, but I am from a very rural location, and the FNP education is still top notch for all populations. And quite frankly, even though I don't expect women or children to be the primary focus of my practice, it is important that I understand these populations as well, so I don't mind as much as some others.
  4. by   alloteysn
    Hi can you tell me more about the structure of the program. I am interested in the nurse midwifery program. As far as lectures do doe you stream into live classes or are recorded lectures posted online as the semester progresses?
  5. by   zmansc
    Some sessions are recorded for viewing at the students convenience, others are live sessions that are also recorded and posted for the later viewing by students who were unable to attend. Each professor runs their class a little differently, some classes I use the live sessions, other classes I never even watch them after they are recorded and posted, as I get the material some other way.

    I think with all distance education, and much B&M schooling as well, you get out of it what you put into it. They offer so many different ways to learn the same material, books, recorded lectures, live sessions, links to material the professors have found useful, private question and answer sessions, etc., there really is no excuse for not understanding except that you wanted it spoon fed to you or didn't want to put in the time and effort to learn. On top of that I have a group of cohorts, who have been in every class with me, and with whom I am close friends with. We all assist each other on an almost daily basis. If someone isn't getting something, we will help each other out. FNU tries to build a community feeling with your "class" so that you have others to rely on, and I think we have something really nice in that. I believe the midwifery students have some hush-hush, top secret, what is the secret passcode to get in connections as well.
  6. by   Mamita123
    Quote from oldschool.13
    hello all! I am going to apply at Frontier for the Feb. 2011 class. I have my RN and my BS in health mgmt. My gpa is right at a 3.0. I have volunteer experience, home health and only 1 year hospital. Can anyone tell me what my acceptance chances look like? I would greatly appreciate it?
    I know this is old but were you accepted?
  7. by   Mamita123
    Quote from Sugah Britches
    ms sheesh,
    I have also applied for Class 73. Crossing my fingers and toes for the both of us!
    Did you end up getting in?
  8. by   Mamita123
    Quote from CUFFNP
    Hi Frontierer's,
    My name is Jaime and I have recently applied to the FNP program for August this year. I have read your posts and I now know I am not crazy The wait is killing me slowly. I do not like to wait for results of any kind. Your posts have encouraged me, I thank you for that. I have always wanted to be a nurse and now that I have been for 5 years I want more... Frontier is the place I want to venture into that next journey. I still do not like to wait
    How did it go? I know this is an old post but I"m going to be applying after I take the Statistics and PA courses..I just want to be sure they'll accept credits from the schools I attended
  9. by   ladyes301
    Taking statistics in the winter. Did anyone have to take that class as a prerequisite? If so how was it? Excited about this journey as well
  10. by   SeaweedNurse
    Hi guys,

    I realize that the post is about a year old; however, to those who was accepted and is attending FNU, how do you feel about it now?

    I know on this forum I've read a lot of good reviews and from searching the web, it's consistent with what is posted here. I also realize that the school has a rich history dating back to Mary Breckinridge; unfortunately, however, those not in the nursing world don't really know of FNU (at least the few Doc's and a few other medical professionals I've spoken to). So I ask, FNU alumni's, how has the schools name helped you with securing a position?

    From what I gather from their website, this forum, and across the web--I really like the school. My only concern is with the question I ask above; it might be unwarranted and if so, please elaborate! I am not into the name brand myself, but unfortunately, we don't live in an ideal world. The world we live in, most people (hiring manager) look at the brand name (Stanford, USC, Yale...etc) and go with it. I would really appreciate your professional insight or opinions to this subject.

    You probably can tell that I am in a bit of a quandary here. I have been bless and was accepted to a few FNP program this summer; Frontier Nursing University is one of them. While, I am elated; rather, ecstatic over it, choosing the right program is quite difficult! I guess, because it is a decision that will follow me for the rest of my career...

    Again, I welcome any insight or advice you may have....


  11. by   badeezy21
    I know it's been a while since anyone has posted but I was wondering if anyone has any input on their most recent experiences for the FNP program that they offer? Pros/Cons? Are exams proctored? Do they have powerpoints and/or lectures? From what I can tell Frontier sounds like an amazing school and I am glad to hear of their positive reviews. I am currently debating between this school and USA (University of Southern Alabama-only b/c USA has a dual program FNP/ACNP).
    Also, I was wondering about the lay out of their curriculum. Is it 12 credits a semester? Is there an option for part time enrollment? Has anyone been able to work full time while doing the FNP program?
    Any input from this program and advice is greatly appreciated.

    Thank you!
  12. by   Zack1996
    does this program have you properly prepared for the nclex despite it being online?
  13. by   EquuszARNP
    Quote from Zack1996
    does this program have you properly prepared for the nclex despite it being online?
    NCLEX? FNU is a nurse practitioner and nurse midwife graduate program offering master's and doctorate degrees. You have to have already passed the NCLEX and be an RN with at least a year of experience to apply.

    If you're asking if it adequately prepares you for your certification boards to become a nurse practitioner or nurse midwife, I found it to be more than adequate, and passed my boards without issue.