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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-Midwifery Initiative

This concentration prepares nurses for advanced practice in the care of women across the lifespan with an emphasis on the child-bearing phase of the life cycle. Nurses will be qualified to work in home care, hospitals, and clinics.

The Post Graduate Certificate in Midwifery is offered in collaboration with Shenandoah University. The Nurse-Midwifery program at Shenandoah University is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education. Graduates will receive a DNP from Radford University School of Nursing and a Post Graduate Certificate in Midwifery from Shenandoah University.

Graduates are eligible to sit for the national certification exam given by the American Midwifery Certification Board.

Note: Midwifery courses are offered on the Shenandoah University campus for one full intensive week in the fall and spring semesters with the remainder of the curriculum offered online. Students will also be required to attend an on-campus orientation.

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 offered by Shenandoah University will qualify students to sit for the Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist (PMHCNS) and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) exams.

Note: not all Shenandoah University psychiatric mental health course work is online. Students will be required to attend two (2) long weekends per semester for the Individual Therapy course and Group/Family course. Also, students are required to attend in person on campus a 1-day orientation.