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Purpose

The purpose of the PMC is to prepare nurses for advanced practice, leadership or administration in a second specialty.

Admission Requirements

  • Master’s of Science degree in nursing (MSN) from an NLNAC, ACEB, or DDNE accredited program
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) for all graduate course work
  • United States citizens, prior to admission to the graduate program, must be legally licensed to practice nursing in one of the 50 states
  • Completed application
  • Prior to enrollment in clinical courses and those related to the conduct of research students must hold an active registered nurse license in the particular state/states in which participating in clinical practice and research activities
  • Three letters of recommendation: (Suggested to include: Faculty, manager at nursing job, nurse practitioners) 
  • Personal interview with graduate faculty member in the area of concentration to which the student has applied
  • Personal Statement including a description of goals relative to applicant’s professional career
  • An undergraduate course in health assessment or its equivalent (not required for nurse leader/administrator/executive
  • An undergraduate course in nursing research
  • Students with experience in research may challenge the graduate research course
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is not required

Post-Master's Certificate Options

A PMC can be earned in any of our MSN specialty track choices:

Adult–Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Clinical Nurse Specialist
Adult–Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Family Nurse Practitioner
Pediatrics Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
Nurse Leader/Administrator/Executive

PMC completion qualifies students to apply to take the appropriate Nurse Practitioner (NP), Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), or Nurse Leader/Administrator/Executive board certification exam as noted in the section on certification following completion of the MSN degree program.

Online Application

Applicants complete an online application through the Centralized Application Service for Nursing Programs (NursingCAS) at:  http://nursingcas.org

Supplemental materials will be completed by the applicant and sent directly to the College of Nursing. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that all required documents are received by the published deadlines.  Applications and supplemental materials received by the published deadlines will be given full consideration.

Admission Deadlines

The MSN/PMC specialty tracks admit students once annually. 

MSN/PMC Specialty Application Opens Application Due Program Start
Adult-Gerontological NP/CNS October 15 February 1 August
Family NP October 15 February 1 August
Pediatric NP October 15 February 1 August
Psychiatric Mental Health NP October 15 February 1 August

The MSN/PMC specialty tracks admit students twice annually.

MSN/PMC Specialty Application Opens Application Due Program Start
Nurse Leader/Executive Women's Health NP October 15 February 1 August
Nurse Leader/Executive Women's Health NP April 1 August 1 January

(NP = Nurse Practitioner    CNS = Clinical Nurse Specialist)

Additional Information Resources

Additional information regarding the PMC Program is available at the College of Nursing website at: http://www.unmc.edu/nursing/programs/postmasters-pmc/index.html