Post-Master’s Certificate (PMC) option
OUR STREAMLINED OPTION GIVES YOU THE CHOICE TO SEAMLESSLY COMPLETE YOUR DNP
Welcome! Thank you for taking time to explore the Post-Master’s Certificate option at Frontier Nursing University. We call this option the PMC + Companion DNP, because you’ll have the choice to complete only your Post-Master’s Certificate or to continue seamlessly and earn your Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.
The Post-Master’s Certificate is an excellent option if you wish to specialize in an area not obtained in your original graduate studies. FNU’s program may be a good fit for you if who wish to add a certification as a nurse-midwife, family nurse practitioner or women’s health care 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 PMC + Companion DNP 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)
Graduates of other types of nursing master’s programs may apply for transfer credit but are not eligible for the Post Master’s Certificate option.
FNU is excited to offer this option to complete a Post-Master’s Certificate with the added opportunity to seamlessly progress to a 17-hour Companion DNP curriculum. Upon completing the PMC curriculum, you will be fully prepared to take the national certification exam in your given area of study to become a nurse-midwife or nurse practitioner. At this juncture, you can leave the program with your Post-Master’s Certificate or you can continue seamlessly into the 17-hour Companion DNP curriculum – without having to re-enroll – to earn your Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in nine months’ time.
The purpose of our PMC + Companion DNP program is to prepare nurse practitioner and nurse-midwife clinicians and leaders who will practice, evaluate and improve primary health care. Our ultimate goal is to improve health care and the health of populations and individuals, with a special focus on rural and underserved communities.
Apply for the Post-Master's Certificate + Companion DNP (DNP is optional).