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. 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
Upon completing the PGC curriculum, you have the option to earn a Doctor of Nursing Practice.
Once you complete the Post-Graduate Certificate, you have the option to continue your education to earn a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). Without having to re-apply, students can earn a DNP degree.
- 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.
- You have the choice to complete only your PGC or to transition to the DNP program via a direct admission process. Learn more about the DNP program here.
- 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 nursing and currently hold national certification in one of the following advance 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.
"I chose Frontier because I have children and the distance education provided me an opportunity to work online from home for most of the program and work around the schedule with having a family."
— Kristine Twite Lehnen
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