Diabetes Care Concentration

Designed for students in their final year of study, the diabetes concentration prepares them to provide diabetes care practice and management.

The diabetes care concentration consists of a series of courses that focus on advanced preparation in the subspecialty of diabetes care practice and management. It is designed for students in their final year of study. Students who are enrolled in this concentration are expected to complete the designated seminars and clinical practica, which includes comprehensive management of diabetes patients.

The concentration is open to students in the adult gerontological primary care nurse practitioner (AGPCNP), family nurse practitioner (FNP), pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP), and nurse-midwifery/women’s health nurse practitioner (NMWH) specialties. The concentration is designed to prepare specialists in these fields for practice in diabetes care and management, often in consultative roles.

All students in the concentration are required to take 768a/b, Clinical Practice in Diabetes Care and Management, which requires four hours per week of clinical practice in addition to their program’s clinical requirements. Additionally, students must take 769a, Advanced Concepts and Principles of Diabetes Care. Enrollment in the concentration is limited. Applications for the concentration are submitted in the spring term of the first specialty year. Faculty permission is required.