Frontier Nursing University

Frontier Nursing University

Post-Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice – (Online)

Address:

195 School Street

Hyden, KY 41749

United States

Phone:

1-606-672-2312

Fax:

1-606-672-3776

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) 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.

Program Overview:

  • •    Distance education setting allowing you to remain in your own community
    ●    Can be earned in 15 or 18 months; 30 credit hours
    ●    360 hours of clinical practicum.
    ●    One 3-day on-campus experience
    ●    Small cohort of students
    ●    In collaboration with your clinical site, lead a rapid cycle quality improvement project


Accreditation:

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.

Accreditation:

Frontier Nursing University (FNU) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award master’s degrees and doctoral degrees. Frontier Nursing University is licensed by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education to offer a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, and both post-graduate certificates and a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) for nurse-midwifery, family nurse practitioner, and women’s health care nurse practitioner specialties. The nurse-midwifery post-graduate certificate and master’s programs, and doctor of nurse practice degree are fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME). The Doctor of Nursing Practice, the Master of Science in Nursing program and the post-graduate certificates, including the nurse-midwifery, family nurse practitioner, and women’s health care nurse practitioner tracks, are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Locale: Remote Rural Area

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