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Post Master's Certificate

This mechanism offers students who hold a master's degree in nursing an opportunity to specialize in an area of nursing not covered in their initial master's program. Graduates of the Post Master’s Certificate Program are eligible to become certified in one of the following specialties: Adult-Gero Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Midwifery, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner or Nursing Education. For program objectives please see individual MSN specialty.

The program of studies consists of specialty courses in the chosen area (at least 15 graduate credit hours) to be designated by the Specialty Coordinator, with approval from the Executive Dean, Academic Affairs. Course work will follow the Program of Study for each concentration, and a 3.0 (B) average is required. Any of the concentration majors offered by the College are available as post-master's concentrations, subject to admission criteria and screening for limited enrollment areas.

Admission Requirements

  • Must meet UNM and College of Nursing general requirements.
  • Submit all documents requested by the CoN for completion of the gap analysis.


Curriculum Information