Our DNP program is tailored toward specific concentrations that are well suited for rural care scenarios.

Family Nurse Practitioner

This concentration educates nurses who will be qualified to provide primary health care in homes, clinics, ambulatory care facilities, long-term care facilities, and other health care agencies. Upon completion of this concentration, graduates are prepared to sit for a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) certification exam.

Nurse Executive Leadership

This concentration is for students holding either a MS or MSN in systems, management, or administration. It is designed to educate nurses to meet the complex needs that exist in the health care environment and expand upon skills that are executive in nature yet focused in nursing.  Upon completion of this concentration graduates are prepared to sit for the nurse executive certification.More information will be availalbe soon about the nurse executive leadership concentration.

Psychiatric Mental Health

This concentration is provided in collaboration with Shenandoah University to prepare nurses for advanced practice in psychiatric mental health nursing. Nurses will be qualified to work in hospitals, clinics, and mental health facilities. The psychiatric courses will qualify students to sit for the Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist (PMHCNS) and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) exams.