Post Masters Certificate, Psychiatric Mental Health Practitioner
The Post Masters Certificate, Psychiatric Mental Health Practitioner is completed through full-time study in a preceptor clinical settings, provides a flexible, executive-education format in which the theoretical content of all courses is taught in two weekend sessions per month each semester.
- A Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited college/university or the equivalent of a US Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited college/university based on a University approved foreign credential evaluation for the MSN-FNP applicants. A Master of Science degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited college/university for the PMC-FNP applicants
- An absolute cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required
- Applicants who fall below the eligibility requirements will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. In each case, additional supplemental items may be required
- Official transcripts from all regionally accredited post-secondary schools attended
- All applicants must have a current and unrestricted California registered nurse license.
- Complete all prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or better prior to matriculation.
- Statistics (3 units).
- Three letters of recommendation (academic/professional) – Recommendation form is required
- Click here for the Recommendation Form
- Two letters of recommendation must be from a current or past nursing supervisor/ manager
- Recommendations should address the following areas:
- A. Relationships with work (paid or voluntary) associates
- B. Work competence
- C. Communication and interpersonal skills with persons of diverse backgrounds
- D. Leadership skills or potential
- E. Values, ethical standards, responsibility and initiative
- Resume or curriculum vitae.
- Personal Goal Statement
- The applicant’s goals must be congruent to those of the MMDSON, the University and the applicant’s chosen specialty. A personal goal statement is required, which may be submitted online via the CDU online application system, in a .pdf or Word format. The goal statement is an opportunity for students to tell the admissions committee about their career plans upon completion of their graduate degree.
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International Student Applicants
We do not require a separate application or additional fee, and you should be prepared to meet all of the admissions requirements as outlined above.
Application Requirements for all applicants submitting coursework outside of the USA:
- Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores must be submitted prior to any offer of acceptance
- All international applicants whose first language is not English must take the TOEFL
- A minimum total score of 80
- The scores must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to the office of Enrollment Management (email@example.com)
- Only the Internet Based Test TOEFL exam will be accepted
- Coursework completed outside the US must be evaluated for US course equivalency from one of the following services (course-by-course evaluation required):
- World Education Services (WES)
- Josef Silny & Associates (JSA)
- Global Credential Evaluators (GCE)
- International Education Research Foundation (IERF)
- Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute (ACEI)
- American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers, International Education Service (AACRAO IES)
If you need assistance with immigration (I-20 form, F-1 visa, SEVIS, etc.), our Office of International Affairs will be able to assist you. You can contact CDU’s Primary Designated School Official (PDSO) and Director, Office of International Affairs Dr. Lejeune Lockett firstname.lastname@example.org or (323) 357-3458.