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Autism Spectrum Disorder Minor/Post-Master’s

The prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder is growing rapidly—affecting one in every 88 children in the U.S., and almost one in 54 boys—increasing the demand for ASD-specialized nursing care. To prepare nurses to meet these challenges, we offer an Integrated Nursing Care of Autism Spectrum Disorder minor or post-Master’s certificate.

Our program

Designed for registered nurses, school nurses, or advanced practice nurses who focus on pediatrics, mental health, or the family, this three-semester program will prepare you to design and deliver comprehensive care to this unique and special needs population.

You will develop the skills to screen for ASD, to provide comprehensive care for the co-occurring behavioral, medical, and psychiatric conditions, and to integrate innovative nursing care into the lives of your ASD patients and their families.  

We offer the opportunity to work with nationally recognized faculty, clinicians, epidemiologists, and scientists in this field through lectures, seminars, interactive discussions, case-based learning, independent guided studies, and clinical fieldwork.

Coursework

This Post-Master’s Certificate or Minor includes three graduate level courses and one clinical experience. The clinical is six hours one day per week for one semester. Schedules will be flexible to meet individual student needs.