Frontier Nursing University

Frontier Nursing University

Post-Master's Doctor of Nursing Practice


195 School Street

Hyden, KY 41749

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Post-Graduate Doctor of Nursing Practice

Format: Online

Program Description:

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is conceived as the highest degree for clinical nursing practice. The Frontier Post-Master's DNP program is designed for certified nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners who want to improve their skills in the areas of leadership, clinical scholarship, evidence based practice and clinical evaluation.   Candidates for FNU’s online Post-Master's DNP program must hold licensure as a registered nurse, a master’s degree and national certification in one of the following specialty areas:
•    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)

The Post-Master's DNP program will build upon and expand the competencies of the masters' prepared advanced practice nurse.   The goal of the program is to improve health care outcomes and the delivery of primary health through enhanced nursing leadership. Our focus is on rural and underserved populations.

The Post-Master's DNP program is a 32 credit hour program, including eight credits (360 hours) of clinical practicum. The curriculum is delivered using distance education strategies over the course of five or six, 11-week terms. Thereis one required on-campus experiences. This experience is a 4-day orientation to the program called DNP bound. The second on-campus experience is during the final term of the program when students will attend a three-day session during which they will present their Capstone projects to their fellow students, colleagues and faculty.

Program Overview:
•    Distance education setting allowing you to remain in your own community
•    Options for 15-month or 18-month program; 32 credit hours.
•    Focus on health care issue of your choice for the capstone project
•    One 3-day on-campus experiences
•    Small cohort of 20-25 students


FNU is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award masters degrees and doctoral degrees. FNU is licensed by the Kentucky Council of Postsecondary Education to offer a Doctor of Nursing Practice deg

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 32

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 550 USD

In State Tuition (per year): 18150 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 18150 USD

Locale: Remote Rural Area

Size & Settings: 0-999

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