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.
The graduate minor in Addictions Counseling offers an academically focused program of study for students interested in acquiring foundational knowledge regarding the causes and treatment of substance use disorders. Graduate students from any health care discipline, or students who anticipate working with individuals experiencing substance use problems, will find this minor helpful. The minor requires the completion of four online courses for a total of 12-quarter credits.
The two required courses focus on core competencies needed to facilitate recovery from substance use disorders. Students will acquire knowledge concerning the etiology of substance use behavior, the bio-psycho-social nature of addiction and substance use patterns across the lifespan. Students also choose two elective courses based on their interests or career needs. Refer to the course catalog for a description of these elective courses.
All courses are approved by the Pennsylvania Certification Board and may be used in partial fulfillment of the educational requirements needed to earn a certification in substance use disorder treatment.
A graduate student seeking a master's or doctoral degree may enroll in a minor with the approval of their major program academic advisor and the approval of the respective minor program academic advisor. It is highly recommended that enrollment occurs early in the student’s tenure in the major program so that their program of study can be optimally planned.
Complementary and Integrative Therapies Graduate
This program is applicable to a wide range of healthcare professionals including nurses, nurse practitioners, physician's assistants, creative arts therapists, couple and family therapists, women's health practitioners, members of oncology organizations, members of AHNA, and more. Admission requires a minimum of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
This graduate minor is designed for those pursuing graduate studies who are interested in finding a place in management in the health care industry, health policy, health care advocacy, non-profit organizations or other leadership roles in health care services or human services.
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:
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.
Quality, Safety and Risk Management in Healthcare
The graduate minor in Quality, Safety and Risk Management is designed to prepare health professionals who can lead organizational efforts to improve and monitor quality metrics, improve safety for both patients and staff, and manage risks in a dynamic healthcare environment. Graduates of this program will be prepared to lead teams in a wide variety of quality and risk management initiatives.