Post-Graduate Certificate (PGC)
OUR STREAMLINED OPTION GIVES YOU THE CHOICE TO SEAMLESSLY COMPLETE YOUR DNP
Welcome! Thank you for taking time to explore the Post-Graduate Certificate (PGC) option at Frontier Nursing University. The PGC 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 you wish to add a certification in one of the following specialties:
- Family Nurse Practitioner
- Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner
- Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
You must have a master’s or higher degree in nursing and currently hold national certification in one of the following advanced practice registered nurse specialties to apply to the PGC:
- 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)
- Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP)
- Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP)
Graduates of other types of nursing master’s programs may apply for transfer credit but are not eligible for the PGC option.
FNU offers the Post-Graduate Certificate program with the option to seamlessly continue on to the DNP curriculum without reapplying. Upon completing the PGC curriculum, you will be fully prepared to take the national certification exam in your given area of study. At this juncture, you can leave the program with your PGC or continue on to the DNP.
The purpose of our PGC + Companion DNP program is to prepare nurse-midwife and nurse practitioner 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.