Post-Master Nursing Certifications

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Individuals who have a master's degree in nursing may be considered for admission to a post-master’s certification program in one of three areas: nurse practitioner, nursing/health systems management, or nursing education.

If a student in one of the certification options is practicing as an advanced practice registered nurse and is currently credentialed by the Texas Board of Nursing as an advanced practice registered nurse, the advanced pathophysiology, pharmacotherapeutics, and advanced assessment courses may have been completed no more than 15 years earlier.

Nurse Practitioner

Post-Master's Certificate: Adult Gerontology Acute Care Program of Study (34 semester credit hours)

BIOL 5333Advanced Pathophysiology3
NURS 5663Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Nursing Practice3
NURS 5644Advanced Assessment/Differential Diagnosis4
NURS 5001Advanced Practice Nursing Seminar1
NURS 5005Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner I5
NURS 5015Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner II5
NURS 5025Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner III5
NURS 5683Nurse Preceptorship I3
NURS 5695Nurse Preceptorship II5
Total Semester Credit Hours34

Post-Master's Certificate: Adult Gerontology Program of Study (34 semester credit hours)

BIOL 5333Advanced Pathophysiology3
NURS 5663Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Nursing Practice3
NURS 5644Advanced Assessment/Differential Diagnosis4
NURS 5001Advanced Practice Nursing Seminar1
NURS 5525Adult/Gerontology Nursing I5
NURS 5505Adult/Gerontology Nursing II5
NURS 5515Adult/Gerontology Nursing III5
NURS 5683Nurse Preceptorship I3
NURS 5695Nurse Preceptorship II5
Total Semester Credit Hours34

Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner Program of Study (34 semester credit hours)

BIOL 5333Advanced Pathophysiology3
NURS 5663Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Nursing Practice3
NURS 5644Advanced Assessment/Differential Diagnosis4
NURS 5001Advanced Practice Nursing Seminar1
NURS 5625Family Health Nursing I5
NURS 5605Family Health Nursing II5
NURS 5615Family Health Nursing III5
NURS 5683Nurse Preceptorship I3
NURS 5695Nurse Preceptorship II5
Total Semester Credit Hours34

Post-Master's Certificate: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program of Study (34 semester credit hours)

BIOL 5333Advanced Pathophysiology3
NURS 5663Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Nursing Practice3
NURS 5644Advanced Assessment/Differential Diagnosis4
NURS 5001Advanced Practice Nursing Seminar1
NURS 5325Child Health Nursing I5
NURS 5305Child Health Nursing II5
NURS 5315Child Health Nursing III5
NURS 5683Nurse Preceptorship I3
NURS 5695Nurse Preceptorship II5
Total Semester Credit Hours34

Post-Master's Certificate: Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Program of Study (34 semester credit hours)

BIOL 5333Advanced Pathophysiology3
NURS 5663Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Nursing Practice3
NURS 5644Advanced Assessment/Differential Diagnosis4
NURS 5001Advanced Practice Nursing Seminar1
NURS 5425Women's Health Nursing I5
NURS 5405Women's Health Nursing II5
NURS 5415Women's Health Nursing III5
NURS 5683Nurse Preceptorship I3
NURS 5695Nurse Preceptorship II5
Total Semester Credit Hours34


Clinical Nurse Leader

Post-Master's Certificate: Clinical Nurse Leader Program of Study (31 semester credit hours)

BIOL 5333Advanced Pathophysiology3
NURS 5663Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Nursing Practice3
NURS 5644Advanced Assessment/Differential Diagnosis4
NURS 5001Advanced Practice Nursing Seminar1
NURS 5016Clinical Nurse Leader I6
NURS 5026Clinical Nurse Leader II6
NURS 5034Clinical Nurse Leader Immersion Experience I4
NURS 5044Clinical Nurse Leader Immersion Experience II4
Total Semester Credit Hours31


Nursing Health Systems Management

Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Health Systems Management (HCA Minor) Program of Study (22-23 semester credit hours)

HCA 5493Performance Measurement and Quality in Health Care Administration3
HCA 5223Strategic Organizational Theory in Healthcare3
HCA 5623Economics of Health Care3
HCA 5533Management Accounting for Health Care Organizations3
NURS 5554Health Systems Management Challenges and Opportunities4
Choose 2 of the following courses:6-7
Organizational Assessment Practicum
Outcomes Assessment Practicum
Fiscal Assessment Practicum
Total Semester Credit Hours22-23

Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Health Systems Management (Business Minor) Program of Study (22-23 semester credit hours)

BUS 5523Management and Organization3
BUS 5273Human Resource Administration3
BUS 5433Managerial Accounting3
BUS 5963Management Operations3
NURS 5554Health Systems Management Challenges and Opportunities4
Choose 2 of the following courses:6-7
Organizational Assessment Practicum
Outcomes Assessment Practicum
Fiscal Assessment Practicum
Total Semester Credit Hours22-23


Nursing Education

Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Education Program of Study (26 semester credit hours)

NURS 5644Advanced Assessment/Differential Diagnosis4
BIOL 5333Advanced Pathophysiology3
NURS 5663Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Nursing Practice3
NURS 5203Theoretical Bases for Nursing Education3
NURS 5253Curriculum Design and Management in Nursing3
NURS 5294Teaching Practicum in Nursing4
Choose 2 of the following courses:6
Measurement and Assessment in Nursing
Educational Communication and Technologies of Education
Evaluation Models for Curriculum Management
Total Semester Credit Hours26