Take your career a step further to ensure you are prepared to not only provide primary care but also serve the mental health needs of the women and families you serve. As the healthcare system changes, expanding your role will be vital to providing the full spectrum of care needed in your community.
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Nicole Mutnansky graduated with her ADN in 2010, and completed her BSN at Carlow University in 2012. Her path to midwifery and women’s health started as a BSN nursing student at Carlow University, when she shadowed a midwife for a day at a local birth center (which she now works!). Nicole went on to pursue her Masters in Nurse-Midwifery and post masters Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner from Frontier Nursing University, and graduated in July 2016.
Nicole has previous experience as a psychiatric nurse, working at a state psychiatric hospital with women who suffered from personality disorders. She has also worked for the Pennsylvania Department of Health as a community health nurse, and as a RN/Birthing Assistant at The Midwife Center for Birth and Women’s Health, where she has just started working an office-only CNM position. She is active in her community, and recently helped to open the The Three Rivers Mothers’ Milk Bank, the first non-profit human donor milk bank in Pennsylvania, where she now sits on the board of directors. Nicole also enjoys spending time with her family and creating new adventures for her three children who are 7, 4, and 2! Nicole is very excited to be a part of Frontier’s first post-master’s class, as she hopes to use the knowledge and skills she acquires to help women in her area suffering with perinatal mood disorders.
Ximena Rossato-Bennett, a native of Argentina, began her career in women’s health as a childbirth educator and labor support doula in 1999 after the birth of her son. In 2007, she graduated with an ADN from Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing in New York and obtained her RN license. She later completed her MSN-CFNP from Frontier Nursing University (FNU) in 2016 (Class 108) taking advantage of the ADN-MSN bridge program.
As a nurse, she worked in various settings including emergency, intensive care unit, and hospice and is a NY state certified sexual assault forensic examiner. She is currently pursuing a Post-master’s certificate in Midwifery from FNU and expects to graduate in 2017. After graduation, Ximena will continue her work in women’s health with a focus on pregnancy and birth. Ximena’s philosophy of care is to provide holistic family centered healthcare to families at all stages of life. She and her husband have a son and a daughter and live in New York, NY.
Heather Shlosser, DNP, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC
Heather Shlosser is an Assistant Professor and has served on the faculty at Frontier Nursing University since April 2012. Dr. Shlosser has authored several book chapters with a psychiatric focus as well as alterative care models in primary care. She is board certified as both a family nurse practitioner and a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. Her current clinical practice is a collaborative practice between integrative behavioral health and primary care steeped in functional medicine. Her clinical experience includes full-scope primary care and out-patient psychiatric care. Dr. Shlosser has a teaching focus in primary care, psychiatric care in the primary care setting and advanced pharmacology. Dr. Shlosser earned her undergraduate degree in nursing from the Elms College in Massachusetts, a Master of Science degree from Frontier Nursing University, a Post Master’s of Science from the University of Virginia and a Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Virginia. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and their two children.
Fawn Workman became an RN (ADN) at age 20 in 1999. She later completed her BSN with a minor in psychology at Liberty University in 2011, and graduated from Frontier Nursing University’s MSN- CFNP program in 2014 (class 94). Her nursing career has included cardiac, medical/surgical (board certified) and multi-hospital float team nursing. Additionally, she has several years experience as a retinal ophthalmology RN and retinal photographer. Her first and current NP position is in a hospital-managed retail health clinic, and she recently began very part time work as adjunct faculty at South University’s FNP program in Virginia Beach, VA. Ready for new challenges, she has formed an LLC to provide care in a family practice part time to expand the utilization of her APRN skills. Fawn looks forward to being part of Frontier’s inaugural post-master’s PMHNP class in January 2017.
Fawn lives in Chesapeake, VA with her daughter, age 22 (also aspiring to become a PMHNP). Volunteer activities have included Medical Missions trips to Jamaica and Haiti, a free clinic, and the Virginia Medical Reserve Corps. She enjoys church and community activities and is a long time member of FNU’s PRIDE program.