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  • Certificate in Integrated Nursing Care of Autism Spectrum Disorders

    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 combines content on the core characteristics and associated features of ASD with nursing care, and prepares students to provide comprehensive, integrated, health care to 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 services to this unique population of individuals, while helping the student develop a practice philosophy and a long-term professional agenda that includes practice, education, and research goals.

    Program Features

    • Courses and curriculum are developed and taught by Drexel's acclaimed College of Nursing and Health Professions faculty
    • Interaction and networking with elite faculty and peer group
    • Now financial aid eligible

    For questions, please contact:

    Ellen Giarelli, EdD, RN, CRNP
    Certificate Coordinator
    215.762.7086
    eg446@drexel.edu

    Redian Furxhiu
    Student Services Manager
    267.359.5691 
    rf53@drexel.edu


    State 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.

    Select a Spectrum Disorder Focus

    Across the Lifespan (12 Credits)  
    NURS 540 ASD I: Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder  
    NURS 541 ASD II: Health and Behavioral Care Planning and Intervention for Children and Adolescents  
    NURS 542 ASD III: Health and Behavioral Care Planning and Intervention for Adults with ASD  
    NURS 543 ASD IV: Nursing Leadership and Advocacy for ASD  
    Pediatric (9 Credits)  
    NURS 540 ASD I: Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder  
    NURS 541 ASD II: Health and Behavioral Care Planning and Intervention for Children and Adolescents  
    NURS 543 ASD IV: Nursing Leadership and Advocacy for ASD  
    Adult (9 Credits)  
    NURS 540 ASD I: Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder  
    NURS 542 ASD III: Health and Behavioral Care Planning and Intervention for Adults with ASD  
    NURS 543 ASD IV: Nursing Leadership and Advocacy for ASD  
    Total Credits 9.0-12.0

     

    View 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. OR
      • A 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 license

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.

    • A completed application
    • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
    • Personal statement (800 to 1,600 words) that will give the admissions committee a better understanding of:
      • Why you are choosing this particular track
      • How your current work experience will enhance your experience in this program, and
      • Your plans upon completing the degree
    • One professional letter of recommendation from either a previous or immediate supervisor or a former faculty member who can attest to your clinical knowledge, skill, and potential aptitude for graduate study.
    • Resume
    • A 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 2018-2019 is $968 per credit. (A 10% tuition savings off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $1075 per credit)

    • This program is eligible for Financial Aid.
    • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University AlumniMilitary members, and members of our Partner Organizations
      • These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.
      • Tuition rates are subject to increase with the start of each academic year in the fall term.
      • All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
      • 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

    2018-2019 Academic Year

    Term

    Classes Begin

    Classes End

    Exams Begin

    Exams End

    Fall 2018

    September 24, 2018

    December 8, 2018

    December 10, 2018

    December 15, 2018

    Winter 2019

    January 7, 2019

    March 16, 2019

    March 18, 2019

    March 23, 2019

    Spring 2019

    April 1, 2019

    June 8, 2019

    June 10, 2019

    June 14, 2019

    Summer 2019

    June 24, 2019

    August 31, 2019

    September 3, 2019

    September 7, 2019

     

    Previous Academic Calendar

    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

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