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Connie...haven't heard from you. Any news?

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From the research I put in, the posts and reviews, this is undoubtedly one of the finest APN programs out there. This would have been my first choice, but I was a bit creeped out about doing pelvic exams on one another. I've since learned that students can decline this now so its not really a factor.

Tammy...as of last week it was still a requirement or you failed. Go figure??

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sherijann has 7 years experience.

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Hello there! I have also applied for Class 69 of FSMFN! I am soooooo excited to hear from them. I just can't wait! As soon as I hear anything, this site will be my first post! Lets keep each other informed.

Also, where's everyone from? I am from MN. Looking forward VERY MUCH to hearing from other hopeful classmates!

CaraLin

Hi! I am also from MN and applied to this program for Class73 (February orientation / April 2010 start date). How did you come to your decision to apply to Frontier given that MN has a lot of great Midw/FNP programs here? Originally, I planned to attend a college close to me but found out about Frontier and now excited to attend if accepted.

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EquuszARNP specializes in Emergency, Occupational, Primary.

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Do any of you know any guys that have been accepted to this program? Their ADN-FNP track looks fantastic; I've emailed them to find out if my eighteen years experience as paramedic will suffice in lieu of the one-year RN experience requirement. But it seems extremely women-focused, and it would be disingenuous to say I have a "passion" for women's health. I only saw one or two men in their photos which makes me think they might not like to accept men to their programs.

I do have a passion for rural health - I live rurally and plan on staying that way. Their "nurses on horseback history" is what initially drew me since I have horses myself!

Anyway, seems like a great program, just wondering if it's something I can apply to right after I get licensed. Waiting to hear back from them about the experience requirement equivalents.

Equusz

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Happy New Year! Actually, they do like to have men in the program! In my dorm, the room next to me had 2 guys who were really so much fun! I strongly encourage you to apply! I truly love this school. The experience so far has been phenomenal. Yes, it's a lot of work, but if you're motivated and determined, you WILL do it. Plus,they (the faculty) really support you as well as the wonderful people you meet at Frontier Bound!

Wishing you much success!

Barb

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Do any of you know any guys that have been accepted to this program? Their ADN-FNP track looks fantastic; I've emailed them to find out if my eighteen years experience as paramedic will suffice in lieu of the one-year RN experience requirement. But it seems extremely women-focused, and it would be disingenuous to say I have a "passion" for women's health. I only saw one or two men in their photos which makes me think they might not like to accept men to their programs.

I do have a passion for rural health - I live rurally and plan on staying that way. Their "nurses on horseback history" is what initially drew me since I have horses myself!

Anyway, seems like a great program, just wondering if it's something I can apply to right after I get licensed. Waiting to hear back from them about the experience requirement equivalents.

Equusz

I don't know if there is a preference for male applicants, and there definitely are not nearly as many men as women in the program, but my bridge class started out with 4 out of about 30 I think. I think the program chairs like a little diversity in the student mix, and I imagine it is no more awkward for the men in the group than their ADN program was. Not sure if the experience requirement is waived or not, hopefully you know by now, although by the time you applied, were accepted, went to Frontier Bound, I would think you would have at least 6 months experience anyway. People come from a variety of backgrounds, I think the emphasis on women's health in the literature is because they are still known more for their midwifery program, however even in the midwifery track, there is an emphasis on care of the whole family. I don't think you should claim a passion for women's health if you don't have one, and I don't think it is necessary for admission and success in the program. Best of luck to you, I think you will be a great addition to the Frontier family. Although there is no "typical" Frontier student, it does seem like more of us than not come with more varied life and career experiences than the average MSN program.

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tmcwharton RN has 5 years experience and specializes in Emergency RN.

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Equusz and Anyone Else

I would really like to hear more about how thing go for you I'am very early in the process I will probably take Stats in the fall as my wife is finishing her LPN and gotta get her done first. I'm a little concerned I have to go through the portfolio review process as I have a previous bachelors degree with a lousy GPA, meet requirements with my ADN GPA but probably near the lower end. I have 5 years ER nursing and house supervisor exp. this would be SO ideal for me and want to do everything I can to get in. These forums are packed full of great info, I'm going to start working on my portfolio soon so I can really do it right. If anyone has suggestions or info on this I would be SUPER greatful.

Thanks

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nlt284 specializes in Women's Health Nurse Practitioner.

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I was just wondering how everybody is liking the program so far!! I am currently applying for the Women's Health program and am nervous and anxious. Any pointers on how to make your application really strong? After reading everyone's posts about Frontier, I am more excited than ever to attend the school!!!!!! Please send good thoughts my way :)

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I wish you all the best as you take this journey to Frontier! I will be done next March and can tell you this is a WONDERFUL program with superb professors, incredible support, and a truly superb education. I know FNP's who have graduated and they told me they were more than well-prepared. I love Frontier and, as an added bonus, you meet and bond with professors and classmates...for life! If you want to keep in touch with all of us at Frontier, go to Facebook as we have a site! Prosepctive students are more than welcome to ask questions and post. I am also happy to e-mail you and have had prospective students call me so they could ask more questions. If I can be of any help, don't hesitate to contact me!

All the best,

Barb

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nlt284 specializes in Women's Health Nurse Practitioner.

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Thank you for the information, and I will be checking out the Facebook page! I am going to set up a phone meeting with the admission advisor to talk with her about different ways I can make my application really strong since my undergraduate GPA wasn't the best due to having 3 very young daughters at the time. I am hoping they will see my abilities and passion for the program and understand the personal circumstances I had going on while obtaining my undergrad. Do you know of any people in your class who had lower GPA's but impressed admissions in other areas? Thanks so much!

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I'm very interested in the Women's Health NP program at Frontier, but have only just graduated with my RN. I do have a BS and an MS in Biology, though. I have three questions:

1. I know I have to have one year of nursing experience in order to apply. Does that mean I can't apply until I have the year experience, OR can I apply in anticipation of completing that year by the time my classes would begin?

2. I have to re-take statistics, since the class I took for my BS is too old according to the Frontier website. Do I have to take it through them, or can I CLEP out? (Or take it elsewhere - though I'd prefer to CLEP.)

3. I've sent two emails asking for information, but I have yet to get any feedback or info from them. Not sure what this means, or if I am just impatient, but it's been about a month since my last request. What's up with that??

-Thanks, and good luck to you all!!!! Hopefully I'll be there in 2011 :lol2:

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Has anyone here taken statistics through Frontier? I'm wondering how often the class is offered and over how many weeks is the class taught...?

Thanks in advance!

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