Post-Graduate Certificate (PGC)
At FNU, you can add a certification in one of the following specialties:
- Family Nurse Practitioner
- Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner
- Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
In Frontier Nursing University’s Post-Graduate Certificate (PGC) program, you will expand your scope of practice while building skills in leadership, clinical scholarship, evidence-based practice and clinical evaluation. The PGC is an excellent option if you wish to specialize in an area not obtained in your original graduate studies.
After receiving your PGC, you have the option to continue on to complete the Post-Master's DNP program (30 credit hours) via a direct admission process.
Ready to Apply?
- An excellent option if you wish to specialize in an area not obtained in your original graduate studies.
- Add a certification as a nurse-midwife, family nurse practitioner, women’s health care nurse practitioner, or psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner.
- Graduate with your PGC or continue on to complete the DNP with 30 additional credit hours.
- You will be fully prepared to take the national certification exam in your given area of study to become a certified nurse-midwife or nurse practitioner.
You must have a master’s or higher degree in one of the following advanced practice registered nurse specialties to apply to the PGC program:
- Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP)
- Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM)
- Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
- Geriatric-Adult Nurse Practitioner (GANP)
- Geriatric Nurse Practitioner (GNP)
- Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP)
- Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)
- Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner (WHCNP)
- Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP)
- Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP)
Graduates of other types of nursing master’s programs may apply for transfer credit, but are not eligible for the Post-Graduate Certificate option.
What Sets FNU Apart?
- A leader in distance education since 1989
- A focus on rural and underserved populations since 1939
- A national leader in DEI
- A culture of caring shared by the FNU community
- Flexible format offering every course every term to fit your life and career goals
- Two campus immersion experiences to build lifelong connections with other students and faculty
- Nearly 13,000 clinical sites and 16,000 preceptors nationwide
- Scholarship opportunities for students
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- Gina Stephens, FNU Student
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