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 complete studies beyond the master’s level. It provides you with a route to specialization in an area not obtained in your original graduate studies. FNU’s program option is designed for applicants with an MSN or a Master’s in Nursing who want to complete specialized studies to become a nurse-midwife, family nurse practitioner or women’s healthcare nurse practitioner. Because educational backgrounds and experiences vary, nurses enrolling in this option will receive an individualized program plan tailored specifically to them.
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).