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QUARTERLY BULLETIN force is not equipped in skills or in numbers to respond adequately to the changing needs in this country. Mental health conditions are drivers of disability, early death, community and societal burdens, and substantial economic costs. Our goal is to improve access to care by educating and offering advanced degrees to more nurses. It’s important to focus on both body and mind as we work to achieve better health and wellness for underserved women and families. Frontier Nursing University’s inaugural psychiatric-mental health track, launching in January 2017, is being offered as a post-master’s certificate for nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners who have a master’s degree and are seeking an additional specialty certification. Starting in January 2018, FNU will admit qualified applicants seeking a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) into the psychiatric-mental health program. All students will also have the option to complete a companion Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree. The psychiatric-mental health program will admit students four times a year. Application deadlines and admissions requirements are available at Frontier.edu. Respectfully,

Susan E. Stone, DNSc, CNM, FAAN, FACNM President

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Summer 2016 FNU Quarterly Bulletin Volume 91 Number 2  

The official quarterly publication of Frontier Nursing University