Applicants to the post-master's certificate program will be considered individually on the basis of the following criteria:
- Master's degree in nursing. Graduation from a program accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency is preferred.
- For all clinical specialties including Nurse Practitioner program applicants: a master's degree in a nursing specialty is required. If you have a master's degree in an area that is different from the desired post-master's specialty, additional cognate courses and clinical experience may be required.
- A cumulative grade point of 3.2 or higher.
- An unencumbered Registered Nurse license in the state in which clinical experience will be done. Proof of licensure must be on file in the School of Nursing.
- One supporting letter of recommendation. If you hold an MSN/MSN(R) degree from Saint Louis University, no letter of recommendation will be required.
- Successful completion of a graduate-level physiology or pathophysiology course and a beginning health assessment course or the equivalent thereof prior to enrollment in Advanced Health Assessment. Experience in an advanced practice role in nursing is preferred.
- Curriculum Vita/Resume documenting educational, clinical nursing, service to nursing profession, and community volunteer experiences as appropriate.
- Submission of a copy of your card from a completed American Heart Care Provider course. Required after acceptance.
- Submission of a current completed Student Health Record. Proof of updated immunizations and a current TB screening is required.
- Submission of a type-written, double spaced, goal statement of approximately one page in length describing your proposed implementation of the nurse practitioner certificate education.
Saint Louis University currently accepts applications to the Nurse Practitioner (Master's and DNP) programs from those who reside in the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.International Students
Any international student on a F1 or J1 Student visa is not eligible for admission due to that the MSN and Post-Master's Certificate Programs are totally online. For additional information, contact the International Services office at 314-977-2318.
Information about the Post-Master's Certificate program, application process, curriculum plans and academic advising is provided by the director of the master's programs. Information about the specific specialty is provided by the following faculty coordinators:
Mary Lee Barron, PhD, RN, BC, FNP
phone: (314) 977-8978
Joni Thanavaro, DNP, APRN, ANP, ACNP-BC
phone: (314) 977-8993
Geralyn Ochs, MSN, RN, ANP, ACNP
phone: (314) 977-8936
Family Nurse Practitioner
phone: (314) 977-8940
Nursing of Children
Deborah Loman, PhD, RN
phone: (314) 977-8963
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
Rita Tadych, PhD, RN
phone: (314) 977-8979
School of Nursing
phone: (314) 977-8900
fax: (314) 977-8949