A Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) is an advanced practice nurse who manages the healthcare of individuals and their families by providing preventive and primary care, promoting health and wellbeing, and helping their patients manage chronic conditions. FNPs conduct routine checkups and assessments, order and interpret tests, make diagnoses, prescribe medications, and initiate and manage treatment plans for their patients.
In Frontier Nursing University’s Post-Graduate Certificate (PGC) program, you will build skills in leadership, clinical scholarship, evidence-based practice and clinical evaluation. The PGC is an excellent option if you hold an MSN and would like to add a Family Nurse Practitioner certification. Upon completing the PGC curriculum, you have the option to continue seamlessly into the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program without reapplying.
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.