Post-Master's Certification

College of Nursing & Health Sciences

Certification will allow registered nurses who have earned their MSN degree to expand their scope of practice beyond the role or population focus currently possessed. Students who have earned an MSN from an accredited program will be considered as having met the core requirements for graduate nursing degrees. Except in special cases, they will be exempt from taking the TAMUCC CONHS core courses: NURS 5310, NURS 5314, NURS 5315, or NURS 5316. All transcripts will be reviewed to verify that these requirements were met in the MSN program prior to enrollment in any post-master's certification program.

Before applying to any of the College of Nursing certification programs, please contact an Academic Advisor at (361) 825-2648 to confirm the correct term of entry and course availability. 

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Students admitted to the Post-Master's Certification in FNP specialty should refer to the Family Nurse Practitioner Program. Courses start in the Summer semester. 

Registered nurses who earn a Post-Master's certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner will be able to

  • Expand their practice as Advanced Practice Nurses in the care of family and individuals across the lifespan.
  • Demonstrate competency in the planning, delivery, and evaluation of primary care in a variety of healthcare settings.

Students who complete post-master's certification course work should meet requirements for national certification in the associated specialty area of practice.

Application requirements specific to this program :

  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate course work taken at any accredited college or University attended (International applicants will be required to submit relevant International transcripts)
  • Complete the CONHS GRADUATE Form
  • Three letters of recommendation CONHS Reference Form
  • Submit a copy of a current valid unencumbered Texas Nursing License

*Please allow 3-5 business days to receive Student ID before submitting additional supporting documents.

Submit all supporting documents online.

Deadlines:

*Priority deadline to receive complete applications:

Fall           Spring  Summer I 
April 15 November 3

April 15

Final deadline for receipt of complete applications:

Fall           Spring  Summer I 
June 9 November 3

May 27

*Complete application should be received for full admissions and funding consideration 

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Students admitted to the Post-Master's Certification in Leadership in Nursing Systems specialty should refer to the Leadership in Nursing Systems Program. Courses start in the Summer semester.  

Registered nurses who earn a Post-Master's certification in the Leadership in Nursing Systems specialty area of study will be able to

  • Expand their knowledge of leadership and management principles to foster change that supports the development of efficient and effective healthcare organizations.
  • Demonstrate competency in the planning, implementation and evaluation of work processes that support consistent achievement of desirable organizational and patient outcomes.

Students who complete post-master's certification course work should meet requirements for national certification in the associated specialty area of practice.

Application requirements specific to this program :

  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate course work taken at any accredited college or University attended (International applicants will be required to submit relevant International transcripts)
  • Complete the CONHS GRADUATE Form
  • Three letters of recommendation CONHS Reference Form
  • Submit a copy of a current valid unencumbered Texas Nursing License

*Please allow 3-5 business days to receive Student ID before submitting additional supporting documents.

Submit all supporting documents online.

Deadlines:

*Priority deadline to receive complete applications:

Fall           Spring  Summer I 
April 15 November 3

April 15

Final deadline for receipt of complete applications:

Fall           Spring  Summer I 
June 9 November 3

May 27


*Complete application should be received for full admissions and funding consideration 

The courses within the Education Post Masters Certificate program prepare nurses for teaching positions in academic and clinical education. Emphasis is on instruction in curriculum, program and course design, development, and evaluation. Focus is also placed on theory and concepts for the development of the nurse educator role. A laboratory experience consisting of teaching instruction in the academic or clinical area provides students with the opportunity to apply theory to classroom or clinical environments.

Students admitted to the Post-Master's Certification in Nursing Education can enroll in any nursing education course offered during a semester EXCEPT for the capstone course NURS 5459-Applications of Instructional Methods and Strategies in Teaching of Nursing.

Registered nurses who earn a Post-Master's certification in the Nurse Educator specialty area of study will be able to

  • Expand their area of practice to include teaching positions in academic and clinical education.
  • Demonstrate competency in curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation through the application of relevant education principles.

Students who complete post-master's certification course work should meet requirements for national certification in the associated specialty area of practice.

Application requirements specific to this program :

  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate course work taken at any accredited college or University attended (International applicants will be required to submit relevant International transcripts)
  • Complete the CONHS GRADUATE Form
  • Three letters of recommendation CONHS Reference Form
  • Submit a copy of a current valid unencumbered Texas Nursing License

*Please allow 3-5 business days to receive Student ID before submitting additional supporting documents.

Submit all supporting documents online.

Deadlines:

*Priority deadline to receive complete applications:

Fall           Spring  Summer I 
April 15 November 3

April 15

Final deadline for receipt of complete applications:

Fall           Spring  Summer I 
June 9 November 3

May 27

*Complete application should be received for full admissions and funding consideration 

The Health Care Administration (HCAD) programs consist of a collection of courses offered to support graduate degrees in nursing, public Administration, and business administration. A certificate in Health Care Administration can also be completed by students who have earned a graduate degree in another field and wish to complete a short course of study in health care administration.

Students who chose to complete the HCAD concentration for the Master of Public Administration (MPA) or Master of Business Administration (MBA) must be admitted to Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and the respective colleges.
Information about the MPA(http://cla.tamucc.edu//publicadministration/index.html) is available through the College of Liberal Arts Masters of Public Administration. Information about the MBA (http://cob.tamucc.edu/Academics/master_of_business_administration.html )is available from the College of Business.

Students interested in the Post-Masters Certificate of Health Care Administration must be admitted to Texas A&M University Corpus Christi as non-degree seeking students. Applications are available through the College of Graduate Studies How to Apply web page.

Expected Outcomes
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of the health care delivery system from a historical, comparative, economic, cultural, and ethical perspective.
  • Employ a variety of business and management skills and techniques including marketing, financial management, law, and information management to effectively and efficiently advance the goals of the organization.
  • Demonstrate creativity in defining, negotiating and solving problems.
  • Communicate and educate, using the most current information and communication technology.
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