Concentrations

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 Nurse Practitioner

The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner speciality concentration of the DNP program prepares graduates with the knowledge and skills to synthesize and apply theories, clinical reasoning, and research in the treatment of individuals, families, and groups across the lifespan Courses focus on advanced psychiatric mental health nursing practice for addressing behavioral health issues, as well as acute and chronic mental illness. Evidence-based methods include psychopharmacological, psychotherapeutic, and psychoeducational interventions with emphasis on mental health promotion and disease prevention strategies. This specialty concentration meets the criteria established by the American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC). Upon successful completion of the approved courses, graduates are eligible to take the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) certification examination offered by the ANCC.

Post Master’s Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Certificate

The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program prepares the Post-Master's Nurse Practitioner with the knowledge and skills to synthesize and apply theories, clinical reasoning, and research in the treatment of individuals, families, and groups across the lifespan Courses focus on advanced psychiatric mental health nursing practice for addressing behavioral health issues, as well as acute and chronic mental illness. Evidence-based methods include psychopharmacological, psychotherapeutic, and psychoeducational interventions with emphasis on mental health promotion and disease prevention strategies. This specialty concentration meets the criteria established by the American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC).