Press Release

Franklin University Introduces Two New Online DNP-Doctor of Nursing Practice Tracks – (DNP-AGPCNP) & (DNP-PMHNP)


Sherry Mercurio
Executive Director, Office of Community Relations
(614) 947-6581

Columbus, OH (May 27, 2022)

Franklin University, a leading educator of working adults, is pleased to announce the addition of its new DNP-Doctor of Nursing Practice tracks – Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (DNP-AGPCNP) and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (DNP-PMHNP) as its latest School of Nursing offerings. Today’s announcement adds to the University’s existing BSN and MSN practitioner programs, revamped MBA-Healthcare program, and the newly introduced online DNP – Doctor of Nursing Practice – Family Nurse Practitioner track and DNP – Doctor of Nursing Practice – Leadership track.

Students in Franklin’s online nursing programs learn from real-world practitioners who are helping to shape an ever-evolving profession. The online nursing degree programs are designed to expose students to in-field best practices, evidence-based methodologies, and clinically based assignments.
While recognizing the commitment nurses are making globally, Franklin is proud to help support nurses by announcing an automatic award of a $5000 scholarship in these new DNP tracks beginning this fall.

Doctor of Nursing Practice-Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (DNP-AGPCNP) track
The online DNP-gerontology program provides advanced practice nurses with a wellness-based, holistic approach to specialized care while becoming the go-to medical provider for adult patients over the long term. Through education and practice, nurses gain a deep understanding of the aging process, focusing on adult patients and confronting the unique medical challenges that occur as individuals age.

Designed for the busy working nurses, Franklin’s convenient online courses are equipped to challenge and advance nurses’ skills while advancing their careers.

Franklin’s DNP with AGPCNP concentration features a course-based practicum, allowing nurses to apply and demonstrate their competency for a total of 1,100 practicum and clinical hours, starting with major area courses, and continuing through the DNP seminar courses and AGPCNP clinical hours. 
Learn more about optimizing the care of adults through Franklin’s online DNP-gerontology program:

Doctor of Nursing Practice-Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (DNP-PMHNP) track
Franklin’s Doctor of Nursing Practice-Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (DNP-PMHNP) track takes on a holistic approach while developing nursing students’ knowledge and skills in order to improve the accessibility of mental and behavioral healthcare. Through proper training and education, Franklin’s program equips those with the capabilities to diagnose acute, episodic, and chronic mental health illnesses and provide treatment options that include medication, psychotherapy, or a combination of the two. 

Built for the busy working nurse, this track combines learning and practicum hours to accelerate the completion of the degree program to about 3 years for RNs with an MSN; while Franklin’s BSN to DNP pathway can be completed in 4 years.

Learn more about Franklin’s program to become a high-achieving APRN with a scholarly approach to bridging mental health gaps:

MBA with a Specialization in Healthcare Degree
With a high demand for skilled practitioners with a comprehensive view of the industry landscape, Franklin’s revamped MBA with a Specialization in Healthcare degree is designed with a business-focused approach, emerging healthcare trends, policies and procedures. 
Built for busy medical school students and ambitious professionals from leading healthcare organizations, Franklin’s MBA with a Specialization in Healthcare (MBA-Healthcare) incorporates contemporary healthcare industry-related topics like telehealth (digital health) and artificial intelligence into course assignments to help students acquire foundational business knowledge to guide day-to-day decision making from a healthcare administration perspective.  

With hands-on coursework, Franklin’s nine-course program provides a solid foundation in leadership, accounting, finance, marketing, human resources, operations and economics to apply to existing health-related skills at a higher level. 

Learn why aspiring physicians are choosing Franklin’s MBA-Healthcare program to become well-rounded healthcare professionals:

Franklin University School of Nursing 
Franklin offers a number of online nursing degree programs designed for RNs who want to accelerate their career choices. Online nursing degree offerings include BSN, MSN, nurse practitioner, and doctorate programs. Learn more at: 

About Franklin University

Accredited, nonprofit, and dedicated to educating adults since 1902, Franklin provides onsite course options at our Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, and is an innovator in providing personalized online education. The University offers applied in-demand undergraduate, masters, and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals. Through agreements with partner institutions, the University also offers international academic programs, including its top-ranked MBA.

Franklin University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and holds specialized accreditations for specific academic programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, and the Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management Education. The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated Franklin University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE).

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