A post-masters certificate is available for Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialists who want to certify as Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners. For those who are not Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialists, but are Nurse Practitioners in other specialties, additional coursework is needed. All guidelines and policies for the Nurse Practitioner track students also apply to the students in the certificate option.
The post-graduate APRN certificate option at the University of Saint Joseph is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K St. NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202.887.6791.
Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialists or Nurse Practitioners in other specialties who have not completed the courses below, also called the 3Ps, must complete them before taking a clinical course. This will add 9 additional credits to the plan of study.
NURS 507 - Advanced Physical Assessment (4 credits)
NURS 507L - Advanced Physical Assessment Lab
NURS 519 - Advanced Pathophysiology (3 credits)
NURS 535 - Advanced Pharmacology (3 credits)