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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:
  1. Nurse Practitioner
    in pediatrics, adult health, women's health,  family health, or acute care
  2. Nursing Health Systems Management
  3. Nursing Education
    nurses who have a master's degree in nursing with a clinical specialty area
  4. Clinical Nurse Leader

Scores for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) are not required of applicants.

If a student in one of the certification options is practicing as an advanced practice nurse and is currently credentialed by the Texas Board of Nursing as an advanced practice nurse, the advanced pathophysiology, pharmacotherapeutics, and advanced assessment courses may be up to 15 years of age when the student enters the certificate program. Otherwise, these courses must have been taken no more than 6 years prior to completion of the post master's certification program.

Program Locations

Denton Campus

  • Certification as Nurse Practitioner
    • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Certification in Nursing Education
  • Certification in Nursing Health Systems Management

Contact the Denton MS program coordinator, Patricia Jones, at 940-898-24 or PJones@twu.edu for more information

Dallas Center

  • Certification as Nurse Practitioner
    • Family Nurse Practitioner
    • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
    • Adult Health Nurse Practitioner
    • Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Certification in Nursing Education
  • Certification in Nursing Health Systems Management

Contact the Dallas Nursing Admissions Coordinator, Ashley Bonner, at 214-689-6566 or abonner@twu.edu for more information.

Houston Center

  • Certification as Nurse Practitioner
    • Family Nurse Practitioner
    • Adult Nurse Practitioner
  • Certification in Nursing Education
  • Certification in Nursing Health Systems Management
  • Certification in Clinical Nurse Leader

Contact the Houston Nursing Admissions, Dr. Michael Mistric, at 713-794-2196 or MMistric@twu.edu for more information.

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Nursing Certificate Programs

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