Post Master's Nursing Certificate

For information related to the Post-Masters Nursing Certificate, students should consult the Graduate School section, under Certificates .

Post-Master’s Nursing Certification is available for persons with a master’s degree in Nursing who wish to be eligible to take the certification examinations in an advanced practice area for which they were not prepared in their original program. The applicable Program/Concentration Director will review the applicant’s previous academic preparation and/or competency in required courses in order to award transfer credit. Any deficiencies will be met by enrollment in required courses. An individualized degree plan will be developed after review of the official transcripts . No degree is awarded; however, awarding of the certificate will be noted on the official transcripts from UTEP. Interested students should contact the Assistant Dean for Graduate Education for more information.

Admission Requirements

  1. Admission to the graduate school as a certificate student and approval of the Assistant Dean for Graduate Education in the School of Nursing.
  2. During the application process, students will be asked to enter a code identifying major or certificate they wish to complete.
  3. The code for each of the certificates is listed after the title below.
  4. The code for the Post-Master’s Certificate as a Nurse Practitioner is PMSN; in addition, Nurse Practitioner applicants will be asked to choose a concentration. (See the Nurse Practitioner major, above.)

Grade Requirement: Students must earn a B or better in each of the three courses (two courses in the Evidence-Based Practice Certificate) in order to earn the Graduate Certificate. Single courses can be taken for elective credit; however, the certificate is granted only on completion of the nine-hour sequence.

Degree Plan

Required Credits: 49

Graduate Core Hours (All courses require a grade of B or better)
Required Courses:
NURS 5310Nursing Theory3
NURS 5338Health Policy and Advocacy3
NURS 5370Rsrch Appraisal & Application3
Advanced Practice Core Courses (All courses require a grade of B or better)
Required Courses:
NURS 5303Advanced Health Assessment3
NURS 5319Advanced Pathophysiology3
NURS 5362Pharmacotherapeutics3
Concentration
Select one concentration31
Total Hours49

Concentrations

Concentration in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care 

Adult-Gero NP w/Acute Care Sp (All courses require a grade of C or better)
Required Courses:
NURS 5254Advanced Practice Nursing Role2
NURS 5260Advanced Skills2
NURS 5302Adult & Geriatric Practm3
NURS 5361Acute & Critcl Illness Practm3
NURS 5367Advanced Diagnostics3
NURS 5461Acute & Crit Illness in Adults4
NURS 5472Advanced Practice Clinical4
NURS 5602Adult & Geriatric Health6
Total Hours27

Concentration in Family Nurse Practitioner

Family Nurse Practitioner (All courses require a grade of C or better)
Required Courses:
NURS 5121Adv Health Assessm. Practicum1
NURS 5130Advanced FNP Skills1
NURS 5210Developing Human2
NURS 5220Advanced Health Assessment2
NURS 5229Advanced FNP Diagnostics2
NURS 5230FNP Adult Health2
NURS 5231FNP Adult Health Practicum2
NURS 5236FNP Geriatric Health2
NURS 5237FNP Geriatric Health Practicum2
NURS 5240FNP Pediatric Health2
NURS 5244FNP Women's Health2
NURS 5245FNP Women's Health Practicum2
NURS 5254Advanced Practice Nursing Role2
NURS 5319Advanced Pathophysiology3
NURS 5362Pharmacotherapeutics3
NURS 5441FNP Pedi Health Practicum4
NURS 5672Advanced Practice Clinical6
Total Hours40

Concentration in Pediatric Nurse Acute Care

Pediatric Nurse Acute Care (All courses require a grade of C or better)
Required courses:
NURS 5254Advanced Practice Nursing Role2
NURS 5260Advanced Skills2
NURS 5312Chldbear/rearing Hlth Practm3
NURS 5359Acute Pediatric Practicum3
NURS 5367Advanced Diagnostics3
NURS 5412Childbearing/rearing Hlth4
NURS 5472Advanced Practice Clinical4
NURS 5657Pediatric Acute Care6
Total Hours27

Concentration in Pediatric Nurse Primary Care

Pediatric Nurse Primary Care (All courses require a grade of C or better)
Required courses:
NURS 5254Advanced Practice Nursing Role2
NURS 5260Advanced Skills2
NURS 5312Chldbear/rearing Hlth Practm3
NURS 5358Pediatric Chronic Hlth Practm3
NURS 5367Advanced Diagnostics3
NURS 5412Childbearing/rearing Hlth4
NURS 5372Integ Concpts Pathophys/Pharm3
NURS 5658Pediatric Chronic Healthcare6
Total Hours26