Help Certification without BSN, etc


I am 65 and have always loved psych nursing. I am an RN with a associates degree for 40+ years. I have many years of experience and am now working happily in Medicare based home health company as a psychiatric nurse. My boss recently requested that I get certified as a psych RN. I can't find a site that will allow anyone without a NP after their name or a MSN to apply for the exam....Really? Am I missing something here? I am not going to go back to school for this. Life is too short. Any ideas or more knowledge on this subject.

Jules A, MSN

8,863 Posts

Specializes in Family Nurse Practitioner.

I would request they pay for the exam and also possibly seek a small increase in wages after you become certified?