Frontier Nursing University
195 School Street
Hyden, KY 41749
Post-Graduate Doctor of Nursing Practice
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) or 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 diverse, rural and underserved populations.
FNU is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award master’s degrees and doctoral degrees. FNU is licensed by the Kentucky Council of Postsecondary Education to offer a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree and both certificates and a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) for nurse-midwifery, family nurse practitioner, women's health care nurse practitioner and psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner specialties. The nurse-midwifery Post-Graduate Certificate program and master's program are fully accredited by the ACNM Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME). The Doctor of Nursing Practice, the Master of Science in Nursing program and the Post-Graduate Certificate, including the nurse-midwifery, family nurse practitioner, women's health care nurse practitioner and psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner tracks are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). For full accreditation details visit http://www.frontier.edu/accreditation.
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International Financial Aid: Yes
Locale: Remote Rural Area
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