Certificate in Integrated Nursing Care of Autism Spectrum Disorders Overview The accredited online Certificate in Integrated Nursing Care of Autism Spectrum Disorders prepares nurses to understand and deliver lifelong care to people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD.) The program integrates core ASD characteristics and features with nursing care and trains students to serve patients 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 on providing more responsive, cooperative, and professional service to this unique population of patients, while helping them develop a practice philosophy and long term professional agenda in ASD care to include practice, education, and research.Program FeaturesCourses and curriculum are developed and taught by Drexel's acclaimed College of Nursing and Health Professions facultyInteraction and networking with elite faculty and peer group For questions, please contact:Ellen Giarelli, EdD, RN, CRNP Certificate Coordinator 215.762.7086 firstname.lastname@example.orgRedian Furxhiu Student Services Manager 267.359.5691 email@example.comState restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more. Curriculum This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.Required Courses Select either 3 or 4 of the following, depending on area of focus: NURS 540ASD I: Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder NURS 541ASD II: Health and Behavioral Care Planning and Intervention for Children and Adolescents NURS 542ASD III: Health and Behavioral Care Planning and Intervention for Adults with ASD NURS 543ASD IV: Nursing Leadership and Advocacy for ASD Total Credits9.0-12.0View Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria A bachelor's degree that is either: A Bachelor of Science in Nursing from program fully accredited by National League of Nursing (NLN) and/or American Association Colleges of Nursing (AACN.) The accrediting body for NLN is ACEN and the accrediting body for the American Association Colleges of Nursing is CCNE. ORA Non-Nursing bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited program (for RNs without a BSN)A GPA of at least 2.75 on all previous coursework Current, unrestricted United States RN licenseRequired DocumentsWith multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our supporting document submission guide.A completed applicationOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attendedPersonal statement (800 to 1,600 words) that will give the admissions committee a better understanding of: Why you are choosing this particular trackHow your current work experience will enhance your experience in this program, andYour plans upon completing the degreeResumeA copy of your United States RN license (License verification from your nursing license registry website is acceptable)Additional requirements for International Students Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2016-2017 is $913 per credit. (A 10% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $1014 per credit) This rate applies only to new online students. Students being readmitted to Drexel University must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify. This program is not eligible for Financial Aid. Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations. Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings. When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University. Academic Calendar 2016-2017 Academic Year Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2016 September 19, 2016 December 3, 2016 December 5, 2016 December 10, 2016 Winter 2017 January 9, 2017 March 18, 2017 March 20, 2017 March 25, 2017 Spring 2017 April 3, 2017 June 10, 2017 June 12, 2017 June 16, 2017 Summer 2017 June 26, 2017 September 2, 2017 September 5, 2017 September 9, 2017 2017-2018 Academic Year Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2017 September 25, 2017 December 9, 2017 December 11, 2017 December 16, 2017 Winter 2018 January 8, 2018 March 17, 2018 March 19, 2018 March 24, 2018 Spring 2018 April 2, 2018 June 9, 2018 June 11, 2018 June 15, 2018 Summer 2018 June 25, 2018 September 1, 2018 September 4, 2018 September 8, 2018 Apply today for the Certificate in Integrated Nursing Care of Autism Spectrum Disorders Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Any problems? Find help or contact us.