Graduate Programs - How to Apply


Application Procedure for Nurse Practitioner Programs

  • Submit online application to the Graduate School.
    • Applications will not be processed by the graduate school until they are complete. A complete application includes a resume,  letter of intent, and official transcripts. You may upload unofficial transcripts to expedite the process; however, your admission will not be finalized until official transcripts are received by the Graduate School.
    • GRE scores and letters of recommendation are not required.
    • There is only one application. All applicants must first meet the Graduate School admission requirements. The Graduate School evaluates your application and transcripts; then, forwards the application to the School of Nursing.
    • Upon completion of the application via the Graduate School, it will be reviewed by the program director and the admission recommendation relayed to Graduate School. The applicant will be notified of his or her admission status by the Graduate School and a personalized degree plan will be provided by the School of Nursing, along with an acceptance letter which the applicant must sign and return. Admissions are accepted in the Spring and Fall semesters. Unless a particular starting semester is requested by the applicant, all applicants will be expected to start in whichever semester is upcoming.

Application Deadlines NEW APPLICATION DEADLINE DATES

Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, MSN (AGACNP) & (AGACNP) Post Master’s Certificate, NP

Admission Term

Application Deadline

Post Master’s Certificate, NP Application Deadline

Spring Term ▪ January 2018

August 11, 2017

August 11, 2017

Fall Term ▪ August 2018

April 30, 2018

April 30, 2018

 

Family Care Nurse Practitioner, MSN (FNP) and (FNP) Post Master’s Certificate, NP

Admission Term

Application Deadline

Post Master’s Certificate, NP Application Deadline

Spring Term ▪ January 2018

August 1, 2017

August 1, 2017

Fall Term ▪ August 2018

April 16, 2018 April 16, 2018

 

Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, MSN (PNPC) and (PNPC) Post Master’s Certificate, NP

Admission Term

Application Deadline

Post Master’s Certificate, NP Application Deadline

Spring Term ▪ January 2018

August 18, 2017

August 18, 2017

Fall Term ▪ August 2018

May 14, 2018 May 14, 2018

 

Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, MSN (PNPC) and (PNPC) Post Master’s Certificate, NP

Admission Term

Application Deadline

Post Master’s Certificate, NP Application Deadline

Spring Term ▪ January 2018

August 31, 2017

August 31, 2017

Fall Term ▪ August 2018

May 31, 2018 May 31, 2018

It may take the Graduate School up to four weeks to process applications and forward to the School of Nursing. Please account for this time.

Admissions Requirements for Nurse Practitioner Programs

  1. Hold valid, unencumbered Registered Nurse (RN) license from the state of current practice.
  2. Completed application for the Graduate School at UTEP.
  3. A Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from an accredited college or university in the United States or equivalent education at a foreign institution.
  4. Satisfactory score on TOEFL as defined by the Graduate School for international applicants whose first language is not English or who have not completed a university degree in the U.S.
  5. Relevant clinical experience:
    1. FNP- 2 years of medical surgical care.
    2. AGACNP- 2 to 3 years of critical care (ICU/CCU) *ER does not count as critical care experience.
    3. PNP-PC- 1 year nursing experience (pediatric preferred).
    4. PNP-AC- 1 to 2 years pediatric care experience (preferred).

Letter of Intent

The letter of intent is a personal goal statement demonstrating your fit with the specific major and concentration you are applying for. Highlight unique abilities, experience, and knowledge. Format includes name, 500 words or less in Word, 1 inch margins, 1.5 or double spaced, and 11 point Arial font.

 

Application Procedure for Nursing Systems Management (NSM) and Nursing Education (NE) Programs

  • Submit online application to the Graduate School.
    • Applications will not be processed by the graduate school until they are complete. A complete application includes a resume and official transcripts. You may upload unofficial transcripts to expedite the process; however, your admission will not be finalized until official transcripts are received by the Graduate School.
    • GRE scores and letters of recommendation are not required.
    • There is only one application. All applicants must first meet the Graduate School admission requirements. The Graduate School evaluates your application and transcripts; then, forwards the application to the School of Nursing.
    • The NSM and NE programs accept applications on an ongoing basis.
    • Upon completion of the application via the Graduate School, it will be reviewed by the program director and the admission recommendation relayed to Graduate School. The applicant will be notified of his or her admission status by the Graduate School and a personalized degree plan will be provided by the School of Nursing, along with an acceptance letter which the applicant must sign and return. Admissions are accepted in the Spring, Summer and Fall semesters. Unless a particular starting semester is requested by the applicant, all applicants will be expected to start in whichever semester is upcoming.

Application Deadlines NEW APPLICATION DEADLINE DATES

Nursing Systems Management (NSM) and Nursing Education (NE)

Admission Term Date

MSN Application Deadline

NSM & NE Certificate Application Deadline

Fall Term ▪ August 28, 2017

August 4, 2017

August 4, 2017

Spring Term ▪ January 2018

November 17, 2017 November 17, 2017

Summer Term ▪ May 2018

April 9, 2018 April 9, 2018

Admissions Requirements Nursing Systems Management (NSM) and Nursing Education (NE) Programs

  1. Hold valid, unencumbered Registered Nurse (RN) license from the state of current practice.
  2. Completed application for the Graduate School at UTEP.
  3. A Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from an accredited college or university in the United States or equivalent education at a foreign institution.
  4. Satisfactory score on TOEFL as defined by the Graduate School for international applicants whose first language is not English or who have not completed a university degree in the U.S.

Other Information

  1. Applicants must meet the Graduate School’s criteria and be formally admitted by the School of Nursing.
  2. Official transcripts submitted institute to institute (you do not need to submit the official transcripts if your BSN or MSN is from UTEP, you only need to upload an unofficial copy of your transcript if you have one.  If you do not have an unofficial copy of your transcript then you must upload a blank page with UTEP typed on the first line and the degree you earned on the second line) (Upload unofficial transcripts pending official ones.  If you do not have unofficial transcripts, upload a blank page with degree earned and name of the university, need a separate page for each university you have attended even if no degree was earned)
  3. Do not mail or email application information to the School of Nursing unless you are asked.
  4. Applicants must be admitted to a major before enrolling in courses.
  5. Applicants must be admitted to a major to receive financial aid; non-degree students are not eligible for financial aid.
  6. The nurse practitioner program is online with requirements to come to UTEP’s campus a maximum of three times per semester during specialty courses.
  7. The Nursing Education program offers option for on campus experience.
  8. The Nursing Systems Management program is entirely online.
  9. Due to limited clinical sites, nurse practitioner students may be required to travel 200 miles or more to fulfill appropriate clinical requirements.
  10. Keep a copy of your records, including syllabi, degree plans, forms, emails, correspondence, etc.
  11. 2 Day- On campus New Student Orientation must occur prior to start of first semester, attendance is highly recommended.

Post-Master Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program at a Glance:

  • Curriculum aligns with the Essential of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice (AACN, 2006).
  • A student cohort will be enrolled each academic year in the full time, 5 semester long program.
  • The prescribed curriculum has been designed for the working advanced practice nurse.

The on-campus classes are conducted one weekend a month (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) during fall and spring and over four weekends during the summer session.

How to Apply

Application Procedure

  • Submit online application to the Graduate School.
    • Applications will not be processed by the graduate school until they are complete. A complete application includes a resume,  letter of intent, 3 letters of recommendation, and official transcripts. You may upload unofficial transcripts to expedite the process; however, your admission will not be finalized until official transcripts are received by the Graduate School.
    • 3 Letters of recommendation: 1- employer, supervisor, or manager; 1- academic; 1- peer or colleague.
    • There is only one application. All applicants must first meet the Graduate School admission requirements. The Graduate School evaluates your application and transcripts; then, forwards the application to the School of Nursing.

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Admission Term

Application Deadline

Fall Term ▪ August 2017

May 26, 2017

Admissions Requirements for Post-Master DNP Program

  1. Hold valid, unencumbered Registered Nurse (RN) license from the state of current practice.
  2. Hold valid, unencumbered Advance Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) license from the state of current practice.
  3. Completed application for the Graduate School at UTEP.
  4. A Master of Science in Nursing degree from an accredited college or university in the United States or equivalent education at a foreign institution.
  5. Satisfactory score on TOEFL as defined by the Graduate School for international applicants whose first language is not English or who have not completed a university degree in the U.S.
  6. Hold current, national certification (Nurse Practitioner, Certified Nurse Specialist, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, or Certified Nurse Midwife).