FNU Student Named 2017 APNA Board of Directors Student Scholar

Frontier Nursing University (FNU) graduate student Nicole Mutnansky, MSN, CNM, WHCNP received high honors on July 20, 2017, as she was recognized by the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) as one of 30 students in the 2017 Class of Board of Directors Student Scholars.  


Nicole was selected from a pool of applicants from schools of nursing at colleges and universities across the nation to receive this prestigious scholarship. Recipients, which include both undergraduate/prelicensure and graduate nursing students, were chosen based on their scholastic achievements and commitment to psychiatric-mental health nursing. The scholarship is comprised of one year of APNA membership and complimentary registration, travel and lodging for the APNA 31st Annual Conference this October.


“I am honored to be a recipient of the APNA Board of Directors Student Scholarship,” said Nicole. “I am very appreciative of the APNA’s generosity to allow me to attend this year’s conference. When I heard about the scholarship, I knew immediately that I wanted to utilize this amazing opportunity to network with other providers, and to help move my practice toward a more integrated approach.”


The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is a national professional membership organization committed to the specialty practice of psychiatric-mental health nursing and wellness promotion, prevention of mental health problems and the care and treatment of persons with psychiatric disorders. Membership to the APNA is inclusive of all psychiatric mental health registered nurses and nurse scientists and academicians.


Nicole, one of fifteen graduate scholarship recipients, is enrolled in the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Post-Graduate Certificate program at Frontier Nursing University. She received her ADN in 2010 and BSN in 2012 from Carlow University. Mutnansky continued her education at Frontier, where she pursued a Master’s in Nurse-Midwifery and a post-master’s specialty in Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, graduating in July 2016. In November 2016, she was chosen as a featured speaker during Frontier’s virtual event, Move Your Community Toward Improved Health: Expanding Your Role, celebrating National Nurse Practitioner Week.


“I look forward to connecting and engaging with other professionals outside of my current specialty, and continuing to build on the knowledge I have received through the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Post-Graduate Certificate program at FNU,” said Nicole.

Congratulations Nicole! What a great honor to receive this scholarship. Wishing you much success in your future endeavors. We certainly need more providers in the field of mental health. Go Frontier!!
Fellow classmate Nicole

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