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 Associate Dean for Graduate Education for more information.
- Admission to the graduate school as a certificate student and approval of the Associate Dean for Graduate Education in the School of Nursing.
- During the application process, students will be asked to enter a code identifying major or certificate they wish to complete.
- The code for each of the certificates is listed after the title below.
- 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.
Required Credits: 49
|NURS 5121||Adv Health Assessm. Practicum||1|
|NURS 5220||Advanced Health Assessment||2|
|NURS 5254||Advanced Practice Nursing Role||2|
|NURS 5319||Advanced Pathophysiology||3|
Concentration in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care
Concentration in Family Nurse Practitioner
Concentration in Pediatric Nurse Acute Care
Concentration in Pediatric Nurse Primary Care