Post MS Certificate

Ready to step into advanced practice? Shifting to an administrative role? Exploring cutting edge nursing practice? Already have your masters of science in nursing? The Post MS certificate will help you take the next step.

Continue to stay ahead of the curve — in the clinic and the classroom. The Post MS Certificate program caters to those who already have a master’s degree in nursing but are looking for additional certification as a Nurse Practitioner, or in Nursing Health Systems Management or Nursing Education.

Program Requirements

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:

Take the Next Steps

Admission to the Nursing Post-master’s Certification

Program Contacts

Denton - Susan Quisenberry, MSN Program Coordinator

Dallas - Dr. Elaine Wilson

Houston - Dr. Paula Clutter, Advanced Practice Coordinator

Application Deadlines

Nurse Practitioner
Fall - May 1
Spring - September 15

Nurse Educator 
Fall - July 1
Spring - December 1

Nursing Health Systems Management
Fall - July 1
Spring - September 15

Admission Requirements

  • Current US RN license (unencumbered)

  • Basic statistics course

  • BS or BSN degree from a nationally-accredited nursing program

  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of course work toward the undergraduate nursing degree and a minimum GPA of 3.0 in all prior graduate course work

Applicants who do not meet these criteria but have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the last 60 semester credit hours of course work toward the undergraduate nursing degree may be considered for provisional admission on an individual basis. Factors that may be considered in the admission decision are: GPA on any prior graduate course work, scholarly activities, professional leadership, and work history.

For applicants who have a baccalaureate degree in nursing and a master's degree in another field (or more than one graduate degree), the grade point average from all previously earned degrees and post-graduate work can be considered in making the admission decision.

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

Applicants who wish to transfer from another nursing program must provide evidence of eligibility to continue in the previous nursing program. Nine semester hours for programs requiring 39-44 semester hours, 12 semester hours for programs requiring 45 or more semester hours, may be transferred, if approved. A grade of B or higher in each course is necessary for semester credit hours to be considered for transfer.

How to Apply

  1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.

Contact the RN-MSN Program

Please contact the following campus representatives for additional information:

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