Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Integrated Nursing Care of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree
Certificate Type: Post Baccalaureate
Number of Credits to Completion: 9.0 - 12.0
Instructional Delivery: Online
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time to Completion: 1 years
Financial Aid Eligibility: Aid eligible
Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 51.3801
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 29-1141
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a condition that has significant health implications for affected people across the lifespan, and for family members.
This certificate program focuses specifically on the integrated care of the complex health problems of people affected by autism spectrum disorder, as well as the collaborations among patients, families, and healthcare providers. The program prepares students to pursue a highly innovative role in an area of practice in which the value of nursing care needs to be developed. Graduates of the certificate program will reshape how care is provided to people with ASD, across the lifespan.
This post-baccalaureate certificate is designed for nurses already working in fields such as pediatrics, family practice, mental health, and school nursing. Students in master's programs may pursue this certificate to achieve a specialization in autism spectrum disorder nursing care. Students in the master's programs may also take courses to fulfill elective requirements.
Goals and Objectives
- To provide nurses with information on the nursing care of people with autism spectrum disorders, across the lifespan.
- To examine the prevalence, etiology, and clinical characteristics of autism spectrum disorder in the context of the family and team approach to care.
- To integrate scientific and evidence based knowledge of autism spectrum disorder with the clinical skills of the registered nurse working with this population.
- To integrate scientific and evidence based knowledge of autism spectrum disorder with the clinical skills of the registered nurse who specialized in the adult population.
- To formulate a practice philosophy and long term professional agenda in ASD care to include practice, education, and research.
Required course work for the Certificate in Integrated Nursing Care of Autism Spectrum Disorder is dependent upon the desired focus of study. A focus on:
- Pediatric Healthcare requires three courses: ASD I, ASD II and ASD IV: NURS 540, NURS 541 and NURS 543;
- Adult Healthcare requires three courses: ASD I, ASD III and ASD IV: NURS 540, NURS 542 and NURS 543;
- Healthcare Across the Lifespan requires all four courses: NURS 540, NURS 541, NURS 542, and NURS 543.
|Students select either 3 or 4 of the following, depending on area of focus:||9.0-12.0|
|ASD I: Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder|
|ASD II: Health and Behavioral Care Planning and Intervention for Children and Adolescents|
|ASD III: Health and Behavioral Care Planning and Intervention for Adults with ASD|
|ASD IV: Nursing Leadership and Advocacy for ASD|
For more information about this program, contact:
Mr. Redian Furxhiu
Student Services Manager
Additional information is also available on Drexel's College of Nursing and Health Professions Integrated Nursing Care of Autism Spectrum Disorder web page and on Drexel University Online's Integrated Nursing Care of Autism Spectrum Disorder web page.