Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing-FNP Program - page 5

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. Visit  oldnightnurse profile page
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    Quote from Sugarcoma
    Hello, I am also considering Frontier's ADN-MSN program and have a question. There website says they do not confer a Bachelor's degree for the bridge program. Does this mean you go straight to MSN and do not receive a Bachelors degree at all?
    Sugarcoma, you are correct. This is probably the page you read: http://www.midwives.org/academics.asp?id=162&pid=56. About halfway down the page it states "The Master of Science in Nursing degree will be granted upon completion of all remaining coursework in the clinical specialty track. No Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is awarded as part of the Bridge entry option."

    I wish that I had known about that option before I started the RN to BSN program that I finished in August. I sure wouldn't have borrowed $25k for that degree! Oh well, it is what it is. It brought me to where I am, and I am thankful! Good luck with whatever you decide.
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  3. Visit  ms_sheesh profile page
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    Congratulations, oldnightnurse!! See you there!
  4. Visit  EquuszRN profile page
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    I'm also thinking of applying to the ADN-MSN bridge. I hope to be licensed in March and apply to the April bridge deadline. Do any of you think that they would accept 18 years paramedic experience as the "significant other healthcare experience" they say they will consider in lieu of the one-year experience requirement? I emailed them about it but would like to hear from people who have been accepted.

    Also, do you know if they have any problem with Excelsior grads?

    Thanks!

    --Equusz
  5. Visit  studentnurserachel profile page
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    Quote from Equusz
    I'm also thinking of applying to the ADN-MSN bridge. I hope to be licensed in March and apply to the April bridge deadline. Do any of you think that they would accept 18 years paramedic experience as the "significant other healthcare experience" they say they will consider in lieu of the one-year experience requirement? I emailed them about it but would like to hear from people who have been accepted.

    Also, do you know if they have any problem with Excelsior grads?

    Thanks!

    --Equusz
    Is Excelsior accredited by CCNE or NLNAC? If so, that should not bar you from the bridge program.


    I just want to add here, to echo what others have said, I think Frontier is amazing. I am a former bridge student, now FNP class 63 (you stop being "bridge" after you finish your bridge year). It has been an amazing experience so far, although certainly challenging. Going to Hyden for Frontier Bound was one of the best experiences of my life, something I never would have anticipated for grad school. I can't wait to finish (in about 17 months!) but will really miss the experience.

    Please feel free to PM me with specific questions about Frontier or the Bridge program!
  6. Visit  blueindigo79 profile page
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    Hi, i posted this on the main board but thought i could post it here as well:

    "
    I'm thinking about applying to Frontier's FNP program and was wondering about clinicals. Are you completely on your own to find clinical placements or do they help somewhat? for students in the FNP program there, is it hard to find clinical placements?
    Thanks! "
  7. Visit  TxNurseRN profile page
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    Hi to all Frontier folks. I have been eye-balling this program from the time I was in my ADN program. The more I learn about it, the more convinced I am that this is the program for me. I am especially impressed with their focus on community and rural health, which is right up my alley in rural Texas.

    My question is this: Would anyone who has been accepted to the FNP program mind disclosing their GPA? It has been said in the past that all who meet the minimum requirements are accepted, but I think that this program is getting more popular, and thus more competative. I meet the minimum requirements (2 yrs nursing in ER, 3.25 GPA and good reccomendations), but I am just curious about the acceptance statistics from recent classes. Also, I understand that students can opt out of having Pelvic exams performed on themselves during Frontier Bound. I hope that this is true. I realize that it is just another body part, but this is just a little too close for comfort for my taste and makes me uncomfortable. Any thoughts?

    Thankd for any and all responses. I value the input of current students!

    Laurie, R.N.
    Cove, Tx
  8. Visit  EquuszRN profile page
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    The pelvic exams are only for the midwifery program, not the FNP. And yes, they can opt out.

    I talked to them on the phone and they were very responsive. While they won't say that they accept everyone who meets the minimums, I got the impression that most get accepted, just maybe to a later class. The one thing she told me was that the ADN-FNP bridge is getting really competitive and they only do 4 enrollments a year as opposed to 8 enrollments for the BSN-FNP, so they are going strictly by the one-year experience requirement, which I don't meet. She told me that I should use that year to finish my BSN (which I can through Excelsior), and then apply to the BSN-FNP with almost sure acceptance. Sounds like you meet the experience requirement so I bet you'd get in, but it might be later in the year than you want.

    You should call them and talk to them, they're very easy to get ahold of.

    --Equusz
  9. Visit  Sugah Britches profile page
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    Everyone packed and ready?
  10. Visit  MedictoRN profile page
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    Quote from Equusz
    The pelvic exams are only for the midwifery program, not the FNP. And yes, they can opt out.

    I talked to them on the phone and they were very responsive. While they won't say that they accept everyone who meets the minimums, I got the impression that most get accepted, just maybe to a later class. The one thing she told me was that the ADN-FNP bridge is getting really competitive and they only do 4 enrollments a year as opposed to 8 enrollments for the BSN-FNP, so they are going strictly by the one-year experience requirement, which I don't meet. She told me that I should use that year to finish my BSN (which I can through Excelsior), and then apply to the BSN-FNP with almost sure acceptance. Sounds like you meet the experience requirement so I bet you'd get in, but it might be later in the year than you want.

    You should call them and talk to them, they're very easy to get ahold of.

    --Equusz
    The pelvic exams are for EVERYONE (CNM, FNP, and WHNP) and you can opt out of getting one but everyone must do an exam on someone (another students).
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  11. Visit  jazziFNP profile page
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    Hello, I am an FNP Frontier grad--class 41. I was the class representative. The school is amazing--it is very rigorous, and has some of the best educators in the nation. I live in an area that is pretty well saturated with NP programs, and have compared programs with many fellow NP graduates of these local programs. The results were that Frontier--in all areas--far surpassed the education quality in the local programs.

    I graduated Frontier with a 4.0 average, and 10 years prior, my BSN with a 3.75. I have found that most students at Frontier are self motivated overachievers lol--it attracts the best of the best!

    Also regarding the pelvic exams--it is truly not a big deal. You have to do a COMPLETE physical exam on your partner student and vice versa--this is just part of it. You will first do it on the dummies--with clinical checkoff by instructor. Very rarely does anyone ever choose not to have one done (if you dont let your partner do on you--you cannot do one on your partner). This is the story--when you are doing your first PAP (for REAL) in clinical--don't you want to be able to tell the patient--"Yes I have done this before--you are not my first pelvic."
    Congratulations to those accepted. I would be glad to answer any further questions about Frontier!

    Jenn RN,MSN, FNP-BC
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  12. Visit  Spacklehead profile page
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    Quote from jazziFNP
    This is the story--when you are doing your first PAP (for REAL) in clinical--don't you want to be able to tell the patient--"Yes I have done this before--you are not my first pelvic."

    Jenn RN,MSN, FNP-BC
    My school hired people who get paid to have NP, PA and med students perform the gyn/testicular exams on them. I thought it was great because the live models themselves were very helpful and could point out exactly where you should be feeling things (ovaries aren't the easiest things to find - even though we have the basic idea of where they should be). I would be surprised if most (if not all) NP programs didn't have their students go through something like this.
  13. Visit  CUFFNP profile page
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    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
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  14. Visit  nurmom0831 profile page
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    hello I am thinking about applying for school can you tell me about the CFNP program was it very diffiuclt? I work FT and have a fmaily. I am planning on going part time to school.
    thanks


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