Certificate Program in Nursing Care of Autism Spectrum Disorder Slated to Begin Fall 2013
April 1, 2013 — A new post-baccalaureate certificate program in the Integrated Nursing Care of Autism Spectrum Disorder will be offered in fall 2013 to nurses who have a Bachelor’s degree or higher in nursing as well as to BSN or Master’s degree students who want to minor in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) nursing care.
The Drexel Integrated Nursing Care of Autism Spectrum Disorder Certificate is a 9-12 credit online program with opportunities for students to specialize in either adult or pediatric ASD nursing care. Students will learn how to integrate approaches to the care of patients with complex health problems. “This program will allow students to create a highly innovative role in an area of practice in which the value of nursing care has not been fully developed,” said Dr. Ellen Giarelli, an associate professor in the Doctor of Nursing Practice Department at Drexel CNHP and the author of the groundbreaking textbook Nursing of Autism Spectrum Disorder: Evidence-based Integrative Care Across the Lifespan (Springer 2012).