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Purpose

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

Post-Master's Certificate Options

A PMC can be earned in these MSN specialty track choices:

Adult–Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Adult–Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Family Nurse Practitioner
Pediatrics Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner

PMC completion qualifies students to apply to take the appropriate Nurse Practitioner board certification exam as noted in the Specialty Tracks section.

Second-specialty PMC course flexibility based on your MSN background, nursing experience and career goals.

Depending on previous coursework in your MSN program, you may be able to tailor your PMC course of study. A faculty advisor in your new chosen specialty can provide guidance based on your MSN classroom/clinical training, your experience as a practicing nurse, and your professional goals. 

Admission Requirements

Admission is competitive and capacity is limited. Applicants with strong educational backgrounds are considered first. See the Admission Policies for Master's Degree (5.3.3) in the Student Policies section for details.

Admission Key Dates

These PMC specialty tracks admit students once annually. 

MSN/PMC Specialty Application Opens Application Due Program Start
Adult-Gerontological Acute Care NP October 15 February 1 August
Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP 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

This PMC specialty tracks admits students twice annually.

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