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Nurses with graduate degrees who want to enhance their knowledge or take their career in a new direction may choose from several nondegree post-graduate options at Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston.

In addition to the Nursing Education and Emergency/Trauma Care tracks, which are offered on a post-graduate basis only, students with graduate degrees in nursing may complete master’s-level Nursing Leadership coursework. Nurses with graduate degrees may also complete coursework in our nurse practitioner tracks that will prepare them to take a certification exam for that practice specialization. 

An academic advisor will work with you to create a customized course plan based on your interests and previously completed graduate coursework. Upon completion, students will receive a recognition of achievement issued by Cizik School of Nursing. A transcript noting the courses taken will also be available.

Nurse Practitioner Tracks

Cizik School of Nursing offers nurse practitioner tracks that prepare students to take national certification exams as advanced-practice providers.

Sample curricula for the nurse practitioner specialty tracks of our nondegree post-graduate completion program:

Students who have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) may consider earning a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) through nurse practitioner tracks of our BSN to DNP program.


Nursing Leadership

  Nursing Leadership students

With our Nursing Leadership track courses, students master the concepts of organizational efficiency and effectiveness so they can advance nursing practice and improve our nation’s health care delivery system.

Review the sample curriculum for the Nursing Leadership track of the nondegree post-graduate program.  

Students who have a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) may consider earning a Master's Degree in the Nursing on the Nursing Leadership track.


Incomparable Opportunities

No matter which nursing specialty you are pursuing or where you live in Texas, Cizik School of Nursing enables students to put what they learn in the classroom to work in a wide variety of real-world health care environments. We maintain contracts with more than 2,000 clinical sites, including world-renowned hospitals and institutions within the Texas Medical Center as well as hospitals, outpatient clinics, and public health settings all over Texas.