Post Master's Certificate
Post-Master's certificate programs are available online for students who already possess an MSN to pursue coursework for acute care, adult, pediatric, family, or family psych/mental health nurse practitioner. The Post-Master's certificate program requires only one campus visit to Saint Louis University. The total number of credit hours varies among certificate offerings, however, a minimum of 15 credit hours is required for completion of a post-master's certificate program. At the discretion of the School of Nursing students may transfer 3 - 5 credit hours of graduate level coursework to be applied toward their post-master's certificate program of study.
Student files are individually reviewed and some students may receive "advanced standing" in courses such as Advanced Health Assessment, Advanced Pathophysiology, and Advanced Pharmacology. In order to do so the student petitions for this status. The student must submit, at minimum, a course number and course description and possibly the syllabus from the course.
Upon completion of the requirements for the nurse practitioner master's degree program, you qualify to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) certification examination or the NCBPNP/N Certification Exam.
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, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.