Frontier CNM after previous FNP?

  1. Can anyone tell me how easy it is to transfer credits from the MSN to Frontier? I am enrolled in Vanderbilt currently and thinking of the possibility of completing the FNP first and then doing the Certified Nurse-Midwife program at Frontier years down the road. Do the general MSN courses transfer easily? Or would I have to take all those courses again later? I can do the CNM and FNP at once at Vandy, but I doubt I will use both at once. I think I might want to work as an FNP for the years while I my kids are young, then working on the CNM later... I would think the life experience as a nurse practitioner and the past courses would allow me to finish the program in less than 2 years, but I have no idea. Any thoughts or info would be appreciated. Thanks!
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  3. by   klone
    I would look into the "post Master's certificate" program info at Frontier's website.
  4. by   howsoon
    This has nothing to do with your question , but are the Vandy classes traditional classroom classes or do they offer online coures?
  5. by   msmayflowers
    Klone, yes, I am looking at the Frotier post-MSN certificate for Midwifery. There are still tons of classes on there that I will have already taken. I just wonder about how well those might transfer. I might do better to call Frontier myself and inquire.

    howsoon: Vandy is all on-campus for MSN the first year for non-nurses (Pre-Specialty year of the "bridge" program). After that, most specialties have block schedules where you are to be on campus 3-4 days of each month. Most of the classes are done online for those, but you do have to attend every month for that bit. Hope that helps!
  6. by   traumaRUs
    Another thing to consider when doing post-MSN certificates is that most of your classes are only transferrable for five years after your MSN!
  7. by   CNM2B
    I am a Frontier CNEP student. I know that there is a woman in my class who is a practicing FNP. She said that the transition into the program was seemless and I believe it is taking her less than 2 years to finish. I hope that helps a little! I'm sure that the admissions office can offer more wisdom, but I just wanted to let you know that it can be done!

    I love Frontier and am very happy with my education!