Geriatric Neuropsychiatry Graduate Certificate

Make Meaningful Change through Compassionate, Dignified Dementia Care

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Locations Offered
with one on-campus experience
Time to Completion
1 Year
Cost Per Credit Hour

Shape the Future of Dementia Care with a Geriatric Neuropsychiatry Certificate

As the global population continues to age, increased dementia diagnoses create a critical need for dignified, evidence-based dementia care. At Saint Mary's College, we partnered with GuideStar Eldercare, a pioneer in dementia care, to offer a one-of-a-kind Geriatric Neuropsychiatry Graduate Certificate. Our program equips nurses with specialized knowledge and skills to provide compassionate, holistic care to dementia patients and families.

In just one year, our Geriatric Neuropsychiatry Certificate prepares you to:

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Classes begin in August and January

Spring deadline: December 15, 2024

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Transformative Industry Partnership

Embark on a distinctive educational journey through our exclusive collaboration with GuideStar, a leader in dementia care. GuideStar Eldercare stands out for its innovative approach to dementia care, focusing on treating symptoms through a neurologically based model within long-term care facilities.

Saint Mary’s one-of-a-kind partnership with GuideStar Eldercare emphasizes the importance of considering geriatric, neurologic, and psychiatric aspects in dementia treatment. Through our one-year Post-Master’s Nursing Certificate in Geriatric Neuropsychiatry, you’ll interact directly with faculty and industry experts through immersive experiences to make meaningful change.

Position Yourself for Success

The need for highly skilled, compassionate dementia care specialists is at an all-time high. Saint Mary’s Geriatric Neuropsychiatry Graduate Certificate prepares you to meet the rising demands for advocacy, independent practice, consulting, and more.

Our program empowers you to succeed in a fast-growing industry. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ranks Nurse Practitioners #2 on its list of fastest-growing careers, projecting a 38% increase in job opportunities through 2032 and a median annual salary of $125,900.

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Mission-Driven, Purpose-Filled Education

Prepare to meet the growing needs of individuals and the broader community with our patient-centered Geriatric Neuropsychiatry Certificate program. Experience a best-in-class education, learning techniques from faculty with a deep understanding of the needs of dementia patients. Our high-touch online program connects you with like-minded healthcare professionals prepared to transform dementia care.

Classes you’ll take
  • Geriatric Neuropsychiatric Pathophysiology & Differential Diagnosis
  • Geriatric Neuropsychiatric Pharmacology
  • Palliative Care for Individuals & Families
  • Policy, Regulatory Compliance in the Care of Older Adults
  • Social Determinants of Health

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Lifelong Connections in a Supportive Community

Join a leading provider, geriatric neuropsychiatry innovators, and Saint Mary's faculty dedicated to revolutionizing dementia care. With Saint Mary’s and GuideStar, you’ll build a network of healthcare professionals ready to make meaningful change for patients and their families.

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