The Diagnosis and Management of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) certificate program prepares pediatric nurse practitioners, psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioners and general practice pediatricians to address the increasing health care challenge of autism. The goal of the interdisciplinary program is to prepare pediatric clinicians with the skills necessary to diagnose and manage autism in the pediatric population.
The College of Nursing at the University of Arizona offers a variety of programs at the graduate level. Programs are available for students pursuing a first degree in nursing, as well as students interested in advancing in the professional as leaders, advanced practice nurses, and nurse researchers. Please visit the College of Nursing's website for detailed information about our college, faculty and programs.
College of Nursing
University of Arizona - Main - Tucson
Arizona Online - Online
All applicants to the certificate program should review the application information on the College of Nursing's website. Admission requirements include copies of RN licensure and other documents. Additional program information, including curriculum and clinical requirements, is available here: https://www.nursing.arizona.edu/content/graduate-nurse-practitioner-certificates
We do not require any standardized tests for admission to the certificate program.
Certificate students may not be eligible for financial aid.
Students are admitted to the certificate program once per year for an August start. Applications open in February with deadlines in Early April. Applicants are encouraged to review the information and updated deadlines on the College of Nursing website prior to submitting an application. Additional program information, including curriculum and clinical requirements, is available here: https://www.nursing.arizona.edu/content/graduate-nurse-practitioner-certificates
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
NURS 623: Autism Spectrum Disorder: Prevalence, Etiology, Screening and Assessment, 4 units
NURS 624: Health and Behavioral Care Planning and Intervention for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder, 4 units
NURS 625: Leadership and Advocacy for Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Pediatric Patient, 4 units
TOTAL CLINICAL PRACTICUM HOURS: 270
Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for students who are pursuing this program of study.