Post-Master's Certificate Program and Postdoctoral Studies

The UCSF School of Nursing offers several special studies options for both master's and doctoral prepared nurses.

The Post-Master’s Certificate Program is for Master’s prepared nurses pursuing state certification in a specialty area or seeking a program of study that may lead to a change in role.
  • With California facing an urgent and growing shortage of mental health professionals, the UCSF School of Nursing, in collaboration with the UC Davis and UCLA Schools of Nursing, have launched a new online certificate that will prepare 300 psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners (PMHNPs) by 2025. Learn more about our new Post-Master's offering and start your application on the UCSF Graduate Division application portal. Applications open Nov. 16, 2020 and close March 1, 2021 for January 2022 entry.
Postdoctoral studies are arranged by individual request depending upon specific areas of interest and availability of resources within those areas.