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Graduate Minors

Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions has nine specific minor programs to offer graduate students from any program. Each graduate minor consists of four courses for a total of 12 credits. If you are interested in enrolling in any of the minor courses, contact your advisor.

Advanced Study in Women's Integrative Health

Advanced Study in Women’s Integrative Health

The Advanced Study in Women’s Integrative Health minor provides a model of care that is most compatible and reflective of women’s emotional and psychological needs in the healthcare relationship and prepares students to incorporate an innovative, caring and holistic spectrum of treatment. Students learn to integrate evidence-based complementary and integrative health therapies such as phytomedicine, nutrition, mind/body, and energy therapy modalities within the framework of conventional healthcare practice.

Required Courses

CIT 503

Holistic Living For The Caregiver

3.0

CIT 534

Witches, Wise Women and Women Healers

3.0

CIT 602

Women's Integrative Health

3.0

CIT 658

Advanced Women's Integrative Health

3.0

Total Credits

12.0

Neuroscience, Learning and Online Instruction

Neuroscience, Learning & Online Instruction

Upon completion of the certificate, learners will understand how to develop, deliver and evaluate online and blended higher education courses within their discipline, applying the concepts of neuroscience, cognition, online pedagogy and learning theory based on evidence informed research and real-world practice.

Required Courses

Core Courses

IPS 553

Neuroscience of Learning

3.0

IPS 554

Online Neuropedagogy, Regulations & Online Instruction

3.0

IPS 600

Capstone: Applying Neurobiology to Online Instruction

3.0

Concentration Options

9.0

School of Education: Complete 3 of the following:

EDLT 532

Designing Virtual Communities for Staff Development - Non-Field Experience

EDLT 550

Introduction to Instructional Design

ELL 502

E-Learning Technologies

ELL 503

Teaching and Learning Issues in E-Learning

ELL 504

Learning Technologies & Disabilities

College of Engineering: Complete 3 of the following:

EGMT 504

Engineering Management Communications

EGMT 581

Human Relations and Organizational Behavior

EGMT 650

Engineering Leadership

SYSE 685

Systems Engineering Management

PROJ 501

Introduction to Project Management

College of Nursing & Health Professions: Complete 3 of the following:

NURS 606

Curriculum Design for Higher Level Cognition

NURS 613

The Role and Responsibility of the Nursing Professor

NURS 615

Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation

NURS 616

Teaching Methods in Nursing Education

Total Credits

18.0

Nursing Leadership in Health Systems Management

Nursing Leadership in Health Systems Management

The Nursing Leadership in Health Systems Management curriculum is designed to help students understand the current healthcare environment and prepare for upcoming changes in healthcare systems and care delivery. Core content is based in transformational leadership. Students will examine the role of organizational leaders and develop leadership skills that meet the competencies of nurse leaders as defined by the American Nurses Association and the American Organization of Nurse Executives.

Required Courses

NURS 557

Leadership and Stewardship in the Health Professions

3.0

NURS 558

Economics of Healthcare Management & Policy

3.0

NURS 559

Operations Management in Contemporary Healthcare Organizations

3.0

Select one of the following:

3.0

NURS 562

Workforce Management in Healthcare Organizations

NURS 564

The Business of Healthcare

NURS 567

Strategic Management: Power, Politics and Influence in Healthcare Systems

Total Credits

12.0

Nursing Education

Nursing Education

The curriculum for this program teaches students the foundational principles necessary for teaching in various settings: classroom, clinical and college laboratories, hospitals and health care agencies. Graduates of this certificate program are prepared to work as nursing educators, nursing faculty, or nursing professors in all types of programs, at all levels, in a variety of settings. The coursework addresses the following competencies:

Required Courses

NURS 591

Foundations of Nursing Education

3.0

NURS 606

Curriculum Design for Higher Level Cognition

3.0

NURS 615

Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation

3.0

Select one of the following:

3.0

NURS 613

The Role and Responsibility of the Nursing Professor

or NURS 616

Teaching Methods in Nursing Education

Total Credits

12.0

Integrated Nursing Care of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Integrated Nursing Care of Autism Spectrum Disorder 

The Integrated Nursing Care of Autism Spectrum Disorder minor prepares nurses to understand and deliver care, across the life continuum, to people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). 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 in a variety of service settings.

Required Courses

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

Total Credits

12.0

Advanced Study in Integrative Addiction Therapies

Advanced Study in Integrative Addiction Therapies

The Advanced Study in Integrative Addiction Therapies minor prepares healthcare professionals to treat patients suffering from substance use disorders within a holistic spectrum by healing the body, mind, and spirit. Students learn to integrate evidence-based complementary and integrative health (CIH) therapies such as nutritional neuroscience, neurofeedback, meditation, auricular acupuncture, and Qigong bioenergy therapies within the framework of conventional healthcare. These integrative therapies will enable healthcare practitioners to incorporate innovative, caring and holistic methods to an underserved population.

Required Courses

CIT 503

Holistic Living For The Caregiver

3.0

CIT 624

Foundations of Integrative Addiction Therapy

3.0

CIT 625

Spirituality, Empowerment, and Transformation

3.0

CIT 631

Introduction to Nutritional Neuroscience

3.0

Total Credits

12.0

Advanced Study in Holistic Hospice and Palliative Care

Advanced Study in Holistic Hospice and Palliative Care

The Advanced Study in Holistic Hospice and Palliative Care minor provides students with a mind-body-spirit approach to end-of-life care. Graduates of the program develop mastery in providing compassionate spiritual care to patients and their families. The use of Complementary and Integrative Health (CIH) therapies within the scope of end-of-life care provides practitioners the tools needed to treat the holistic spectrum of the patient and their family, while integrating effective and efficient delivery of care. This approach to end-of-life care is driven by the principle of patient-centered care that eliminates unnecessary hospital re-admission and costly medical treatments, while alleviating pain and suffering.

Required Courses

CIT 503

Holistic Living For The Caregiver

3.0

CIT 621

Spirituality in Hospice and Palliative Care

3.0

CIT 622

Holistic Therapies in Hospice and Palliative Care

3.0

CIT 623

Multi-Cultural Perspectives

3.0

Total Credits

12.0