The purpose of the PMC is to prepare nurses for advanced practice, leadership or administration in a second specialty.
PMC paths to a second specialty
You can earn a PMC in any of our MSN specialty track choices:
- Adult Gerontology CNS / Acute Care NP / Primary Care NP — PMC
- Family NP — PMC
- Psychiatric Mental Health NP — PMC
- Nurse Leader/Executive — PMC
- Pediatric Primary Care NP
- Pediatric Primary & Acute Care NP (Dual) — PMC
- Psychiatric Nursing — PMC
- Women's Health NP — PMC
See Postmaster's options.
PMC completion in our Nurse Practitioner (NP) or Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) tracks qualifies you for the appropriate certification exam.
For the parent structure on which the PMC curriculum is based, see MSN specialty tracks.
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.
Certain criteria may apply based on your specific course of study. Ask a student services representative for more information.
Distance-friendly education — full or part time.
Online educational flexibility is an advantage of all our graduate nursing programs. See advanced web-based learning.
Satisfy clinical requirements locally.
Clinical requirements may be satisfied in your community or one nearby, using local preceptors.
Top-ranked graduate program.
The UNMC College of Nursing is ranked in the top 8% of graduate programs by U.S. News and World Report.
Application and program start dates.
PMC application due dates and program start dates are the same as our MSN program. See key dates/calendar.
UNMC follows the federal credit hour definition. A credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement. The determination/assignment of credit hours should reflect the educational content of the course and the time required for a typical student to achieve the College’s desired outcomes. See Credit Hour Definition policy.
Contact a student services representative.