How do I…?
- Apply for the Women's Health Post-Graduate Certificate as a CNEP graduate?
Application: Currently enrolled CNEP students wishing to begin the PGC right after receiving their CNEP MSN are encouraged to apply during the next-to-last or final term of the MSN. Students who have been away from FNU for one term or more and are not currently enrolled may apply according to the non-matriculating student application deadlines. The application for admission can be found here: FNU Admissions.
Clinical Sites and Credentialing: Previously / currently used sites for the CNEP degree must be re-credentialed, as credentialing documents often expire and requirements are different for each program. Once you have submitted your application for admission to the program, the Director of Credentialing will contact you and your RCF to complete the necessary paperwork specifically for the WH Certificate. Currently enrolled students will work with their currently assigned RCF's for site approval, while returning students will be assigned an RCF according to your geographic region.
Beginning Coursework: Admissions will facilitate registration for WH639 after verifying that all entry requirements have been satisfied and all tuition and fees have been paid. Registration for WH639 must occur no later than the the drop/add week (week one) of the term, otherwise you must wait until the following term to begin clinical coursework. You cannot begin the WH clinical experience until you are officially registered for the course in Self-Service.
- Apply for a second specialty / post-graduate certificate?
If you wish to apply for a second specialty (e.g., you are a CNEP student but also want to be a CFNP), you must complete all requirements for your primary specialty before you begin. The second specialty would then be completed as a post-graduate certificate. Your academic advisor can provide general guidance about the process, which involves an application and review by the Admissions Committee.
- Express a grievance
Grievances should always be resolved at the most immediately level possible. The complete university Grievance Policy can be found in the FNU Catalog and are briefly outlined below:
- If the grievance relates to a didactic course, the first person to speak with is the individual faculty member involved in the situation.
- If there are extenuating circumstances that prevent you from taking the matter to the individual faculty or if you feel your situation was not resolved at this level, the next person to speak with is the Course Coordinator. The Course Coordinator's name and contact information can be found in the syllabus.
- If, after speaking to these two individuals you feel your situation is still not resolved, the next person to speak with is the Associate Dean or Program Director for your academic program. The name and contact information of the Associate Dean or Program Director can be found on the Who's Who Advising page.
- If the grievance relates to a clinical course, the first person to speak with is your RCF: Regional Clinical Faculty.
- If there are extenuating circumstances preventing you from taking the matter to the RCF or if you feel your situation was not resolved at this level, the next person to speak with is the Clinical Director. You can find the name and contact information of the Clinical Director on the Who's Who Advising page.
If a grievance still is not satisfactorily resolved after taking these steps, students may submit a written statement to the Dean of FNU. The written statement to the Dean should convey all previous attempts to resolve the situation. The name and contact information of the Dean can also be found on the Who's Who Advising page.
Additionally, students are invited to participate in the course evaluation process at the end of every term. The course evaluations are part of FNU's continuous institutional effectiveness plan and help to inform future improvements.
- Find a course syllabus
Your course syllabus is located within the specific course in Canvas. Course syllabi for previous terms can be found on the Banyan Tree Portal under Courses / Syllabus Lookup, or click here.
- Find the name and contact information for my academic advisor
You can find the name of your assigned advisor under the My Profile section of the Banyan Tree Portal. His/her contact information can be found in the Staff Directory.
- Find a list of textbooks for my courses
Textbook requirements are listed on the individual course syllabi. To aid in course preparation, a list of textbooks is posted in the newsfeed area of the Banyan Tree Portal page approximately four weeks before the start of the new term; textbook lists can also be found on the Banyan Tree Portal under Courses / Online Bookstore. Students are encouraged not to purchase textbooks until the book list is published for the specific term in which you will be taking the course. Students may purchase textbooks from their choice of vendors.
- Recover from a poor term / course failure
Failing a course is never welcome news. However, there are supportive measures in place to help ensure that you are successful the second time around. After a course failure, you will meet with your advisor to complete a performance plan. The performance plan allows you to reflect on the reasons for your course failure and develop strategies for change. The performance plan is followed by a course success plan, which is developed in conjunction with the Course Coordinator. This plan looks at your specific areas of strength and weakness within the failed course so that you can address them differently when you repeat it. Both of these processes include additional points of contact later in the term. Your academic advisor will also work with you to make any necessary changes to your course schedule and program of study / degree audit.
- Register for the AABC: How to Start a Birth Center Workshop (Mandatory CNEP Degree Requirement)
All CNEP students must complete either an online or in-person "How to Start a Birth Center Workshop" with AABC: American Association of Birth Centers at some point before graduation. Once you have started the CNEP program, you may complete the workshop at any time in your program of study. This is a degree requirement and must be completed before the degree is conferred.
VIDEO - FNU Intro to the AABC How To Start A Birth Center Workshop (video will open when logged in with your frontier.edu email address)
ONLINE WORKSHOP COURSE
Offered in various cities with a nearby CABC-accredited birth center. Updates posted at birthcenters.org
Can be accessed and completed from anywhere at any time throughout the year. Updates posted at birthcenters.org
In-person workshop registration can be found here.
Same content & materials as the online workshop course.
Same content & materials as the in-person workshop.
FNU students pay the same costs as the online workshop course ($150 materials fee). FNU pays the registration fee.*
FNU students pay the same costs as the in-person workshop ($150 technology fee). FNU pays the registration fee.**
Takes place over two (2) full days at a hotel conference center, approx. 16 hours of content.
Work through the course at your own pace, approx. 16 hours of content. MUST be completed within 12 weeks of starting the course.**
Includes a tour of a local birth center. Participants talk personally with birth center staff.
Includes a video tour of an accredited birth center.
Taught by two faculty with the opportunity for direct discussion during the workshop.
Taught by four faculty with narrated powerpoint slides.“Office Hour” sessions will be offered weekly to provide an opportunity for questions and discussion. Students are required to attend at least one office hour session during the online course.
*If a student cancels the in-person workshop attendance too late to not be charged or does not show for a workshop without officially canceling, FNU will not cover the cost for the second registration.
**If students do not complete the online workshop course within the allotted 12-week timeframe, FNU will not cover the cost for additional registrations to complete the online workshop course.
- Request academic accommodations- ADA
Students with documented disabilities may seek appropriate academic accommodations. A health care provider must complete a form documenting your need for accommodations and suggesting appropriate accommodations for your situation in a distance learning environment. To initiate this process, please contact Amy Holt, ADA Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (859) 251-4667.
- Speed up or slow down my time to graduation?
If you wish to change from your current POS timeline, you should consult with your advisor, who will help you consider all of your options. Your advisor will then revise your program of study / degree audit to direct your remaining coursework.