Post-Graduate Certificate (PGC)
Frontier Nursing University’s Post-Graduate Certificate (PGC) program is designed for students who already have a master’s degree or higher in an advanced practice registered nursing specialty. At FNU, you can add a certification in one of the following specialties:
- Family Nurse Practitioner
- Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner
- Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Why Should You Earn Your PGC at FNU?
In FNU’s PGC program, you can expand your scope of practice by building skills in leadership, clinical scholarship, evidence-based practice and clinical evaluation. The PGC is an excellent way to specialize in an area not obtained in your original graduate studies.
To apply to a PGC program, students must have a master’s or higher degree in one of the following advanced practice registered nurse specialties:
- 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 ineligible for the PGC option.
At Frontier Nursing University, we’re committed to a Culture of Caring that ensures every student feels they are part of a tight-knit community. Our faculty are committed to being present and supportive throughout your educational journey. And with FNU’s distance education model, your home community is your classroom. You complete your clinical practicum in your community, working closely with a practitioner.
What Can You Expect from Your PGC Program?
- Add a specialty as a Certified Nurse-Midwife, Family Nurse Practitioner, Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner or Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.
- Complete your coursework online.
- Full- or part-time options available.
- Two brief on-campus stays.
- Complete your clinical practicum in your home community.
- 540 clinical hours for the PGC.
- 96% of 150+ faculty members are certified nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners.
Upon completion of your PGC program, you will be prepared to take the national certification exam in your given area of study to become a certified nurse-midwife or nurse practitioner. You also have the choice to complete your PGC and continue on to the DNP program.