The RTCP is designed to educate the next generation of rural health advanced practice nurses to provide telehealth services in rural, medically underserved areas, and to serve as leaders in improving quality and access to care for these patients. Telehealth is “the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration “(HRSA).
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
Arizona Global Direct - Online
University of Arizona - Main - Tucson
Arizona Online - Online
This program is open to current RN's as well as CON students enrolled in the DNP program.
We do not require any standardized tests for admission to the certificate program.
Certificate students do not qualify for federal financial aid.
Students are admitted to the certificate program once per year for an January start. Applications open in August with deadlines in October. 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/graduate-certificates
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
NURS 736: Technology for Expanding Healthcare Capacity, 3 units
NURS 638: Conceptual Foundation for Rural Health, 1 unit
NURS 773: Rural Health Systems (or NURS 774), 3 units
NURS 774: Rural Community Health (or NURS 773), 3 units
NURS 693A: Clinical Residency, 2 units
Total Telehealth Clinical Hours: 90
Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for students who are pursuing this program of study.