The post-graduate certificate option is available in all majors for nurses with a master’s degree in another nursing specialty. The amount of coursework required for the post-graduate APRN certificates (CNS and NP roles) and other roles is determined by a gap analysis of previously-completed course work in your master’s degree, when the course work was completed, and Texas Board of Nursing requirements.
All didactic coursework is offered online. Clinical practicum and teaching practicum courses are supervised by nursing faculty and qualified preceptors. Generally, students complete their practicum and residency courses in their geographic area. If adequate resources are not available, concentrated practicum experiences are available in the Fort Worth area.
Post-graduate certificates are available in the following specialties:
Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) (25 hours)
Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) (Adult-Gerontology and Pediatric Tracks) (18 hours)
Nursing Administration and Leadership (18 hours)
Nursing Educator (12 hours)
Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) (15 hours)
Oncology (14 hours)