Integrated Nursing Care of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Minor

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.  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. 

For more information: http://www.nursing.upenn.edu/autism-spectrum-disorder-minor-post-masters/

A total of 3 course units are required. We also provide a sample plan of study for students.

NURS 641Autism Spectrum Disorder: Prevalence, Etiology, Screening and Assessment1
NURS 642Health and Behavioral Care Planning and Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disord1
NURS 643Leadership, Advocacy, and the Practice of Integrated Nursing Care of ASD1
Total Course Units3

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2020 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.