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Post Graduate Certificate in PMHNP

Program Overview:

Degree Offered: Adv. Cert.
Fall Application Submission Period: December 1 - March 1
Spring Application Deadline: No Spring Admission
Graduate Advisor: Dr. Jennifer DiPiazza-Sileo
Contact Information: jd1297@hunter.cuny.edu
(212) 481-5061

Applicants who have completed all or part of their university studies in a non-US institution must submit their applications no later than February 1  to be considered for Fall admission.

Please note: Certificate and Advanced Certificate programs are NOT ELIGIBLE for Federal Financial Aid

Admission Requirements:

You must meet the following minimum requirements in order to be considered for admission.  Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance to the program.

  • A master's degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Minimum graduate grade point average of 3.0.
  • License and current registration to practice professional nursing in New York State.
  • Completion of a basic statistics course and an undergraduate research course or equivalent. An applicant who does not meet either of these requirements may still be admitted, conditional on completion of the course(s) by the end of their first semester.

  • Two letters of recommendation from appropriate academic or professional sources demonstrating potential for success as a psychiatric nurse practitioner.
  • A statement of purpose of approximately 500 words describing your objectives in undertaking graduate study in the desired specialization. In reviewing applications, considerable importance is placed on the applicant’s interest in and commitment to advanced study and professional development.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English and who have taken all or part of their undergraduate education in a country where English is not the native language are required to submit scores on the TOEFL/IELTS. The following minimum scores must be obtained:
      • TOEFL iBT: 80/ Paper Based Test: 550/ Computer Administered Test: 213
      • IELTS: 6.5 Overall Band Score

Additional Information:

For additional program information, visit the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing website.

Virtual Office Hours

Monday - Thursday 10AM - 5PM

Friday 10AM - 3PM


*Due to the COVID-19 public health crisis, the graduate admissions team is working remotely

Please direct all inquiries via:

Telephone: (212) 396-6049

Email: gradadmissions@hunter.cuny.edu


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