ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

  • A master’s degree from a regionally accredited nursing program, Nurse Practitioner (NP) track preferred
  • Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts (minimum 3.0 GPA)
  • Statement of professional goals
  • Current resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Current (unrestricted) RN License
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification (copy of front and back of the certificate)
  • International students must have a degree equivalent to a U.S. Master’s degree in nursing (Information about international admissions for graduate students may be found through the University of Miami Graduate School.)
  • Applicants for whom English is not the native language must meet the University’s English requirements, for more information, please click here.
  • Interviews will be scheduled as requested by faculty.  The interview may be in person, via telephone or webcam.  If in person, travel will be at the applicant’s expense.
  • If admitted to the Post-Master’s Certificate program, students must successfully pass a background check, drug screening, FBI fingerprinting, and have current immunizations. These requirements must be met before registering for courses.



In addition to the requirements for admission to the graduate program of the University of Miami School of Nursing & Health Studies, the applicant must meet the following pre-requisites:

Graduate level courses of at least 3 credits each in:

  • Advanced Pharmacology
  • Advanced Health Assessment
  • Advanced Pathophysiology



ADMISSION MATERIALS:

  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Post-Master’s Certificate ADMISSION FORM
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended (mailed directly from the issuing institution’s registrar’s office)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of professional goals  
  • Current resume showing work experience, RN licensure and other certifications, awards, professional organizations, and academic history
  • Copy of current (unrestricted) Florida RN/ARNP license
  • Copy of current BLS certificate (front and back)
  • International students must have a degree equivalent to a U.S. Master’s degree in nursing. Transcripts from international institutions must be evaluated by a transcript evaluation service and by the Office of International Admission for parity of degree. 
  • Applicants for whom English is not the native language must meet the University’s English requirements.  Send official TOEFL scores directly to the University of Miami.  For more information, please click here.
  • Interviews will be scheduled as requested by faculty.  The interview may be in person, via telephone or webcam.  If in person, travel will be at the applicant’s expense.

 

Please submit your completed application
and all required materials to:

Marta M. Medina
Associate Director for Graduate Admissions
Office of Student Services
University of Miami
School of Nursing and Health Studies
P.O. Box 248153
Coral Gables, FL 33124-3850

Note:  If admitted to the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Post-Master’s Certificate program, all students must complete a successful FBI background clearance, drug screen and have current immunizations.  Students must have a background report without any infractions, regardless of how they were resolved or adjudicated. Accordingly, if your background report contains any infractions, regardless of how they were resolved or adjudicated, you will not be able to successfully clear your background check and you will be withdrawn from the program. 

Please note that student admissions are conducted on a case by case basis and the faculty of the School of Nursing and Health Studies reserves the right to waive any requirement or request additional information from applicants.