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Admission Requirements

Applicants to the Post-Master's Nurse Practitioner 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, 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 and West Virginia.

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 regarding each specific specialty area is provided by the following faculty coordinators:

Adult/Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Karen S. Moore, DNP, APRN, ANCP-BC
phone: (314-977-8943

Adult/Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Geralyn Ochs, MSN, RN, ANP, ACNP-BC
phone: (314) 977-8936

Family Nurse Practitioner
Omolara Fyle-Thorpe, PhD, MSN, RN, FNP-BC
phone: (314) 977-8931

Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Deborah Loman, PhD, APRN, CPNP
phone: (314) 977-8963

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
Rita Tadych, PhD, PMH APRN-BC
phone: (314) 977-8979

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