Doctor of Nursing Practice
Frontier Nursing University

Program Details

The online Doctor of Nursing Practice is designed to give graduates the tools they need in order to improve healthcare outcomes and the delivery of health through nursing leadership. 

Graduates will have the knowledge to critically analyze health care systems and primary care clinical situations; apply and evaluate of conceptual models, theories, and research to improve health outcomes; design programs using evidence-based practices; and lead in primary health care, health policy, and standards of care.

The program is unique in that students are able to chose a 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)
  • Women’s health care nurse practitioner (WHCNP)

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • Must have a master's degree in a nursing-related field from a regionally accredited institution and ACEN or CCNE accredited program.
  • Must have a current, active RN license in the US with no encumbrances, with national certification as an adult nurse practitioner, certified nurse-midwife, family nurse practitioner, geriatric-adult nurse practitioner, geriatric nurse practitioner, women's health care nurse practitioner, or psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner.
  • A four-day orientation is required on campus.