When can I begin the program?
You can start in the fall or spring semester.
Is the entire program online?
Yes, all of the courses are taught online and designed for those who work full-time. The practicum is completed in a convenient on-site location.
How many credits is the program and how long does it typically take to complete?
The program consists of a 12-credit curriculum that can be completed in 9-12 months. For those taking the practicum (an additional 1-6 credits) it will take a bit longer.
Do I need to formally apply to be accepted to the program?
Is this certificate for nurses only, or is it open to all health care professionals?
It is meant to be an interprofessional certificate and can be completed by students of all health professions. It may be of special interest to nurses as it provides academic credit and practicum hours towards eligibility for board certification.
Am I required to have a bachelor's degree in order to register for classes for the certificate?
Yes, you must have received a bachelor's degree prior to enrolling in classes for this certificate.