Graduate Minor in Integrated Nursing Care of Autism Spectrum Disorder

NOTE: No applications will be accepted for the 2021-2022 academic year. Please check back in summer 2022 for an update. 

About the Graduate Minor

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a condition that has significant health implications across the lifespan for affected people and their family members.

This graduate minor 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.

The graduate minor in Integrated Nursing Care of Autism Spectrum Disorder prepares nurses to understand and deliver lifelong care to people with ASD.

This 12.0 credit online minor provides students with opportunities to specialize in planning and providing healthcare to individuals on the autism spectrum and across the life-span. Students will learn how to create therapeutic treatment plans that integrate knowledge of the core characteristics and associated features of ASD with nursing care, and to serve patients and their families in a variety of service settings.

Students will develop their skill as members of a treatment team that includes patients, families, and other healthcare providers. Courses will instruct students to provide appropriate, responsive, collaborative, and professional service to this unique population of patients. The program helps students to develop a practice philosophy and long-term professional agenda in ASD care to include practice, education, and research.

Admission Requirements

  • Current enrollment in a master's program at Drexel University
  • GPA of 3.0 and above
  • Standardized tests: None
  • Transcripts: Not required
  • Prerequisites: N/A
  • References: Not required
  • Personal statement/essay: Personal statement describing interest in minor and relevance to career goals
  • Interview/portfolio: Not required
  • CV/resume: Required

Tuition and Fee Rates

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Program Requirements

NURS 540ASD I: Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder3.0
NURS 541ASD II: Health and Behavioral Care Planning and Intervention for Children and Adolescents3.0
NURS 542ASD III: Health and Behavioral Care Planning and Intervention for Adults with ASD3.0
NURS 543ASD IV: Nursing Leadership and Advocacy for ASD3.0
Total Credits12.0
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