Diabetes Care Concentration

The Diabetes Care concentration consists of a series of courses that focus on advanced preparation in the sub-specialty of diabetes care practice and management. It is designed for current M.S.N. students in their final year of study.

Students are required to complete a series of didactic courses and a clinical practice course, which includes comprehensive management of diabetes patients. 

The concentration is open to students in the Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Midwifery/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner- Primary Care and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Acute Care specialties. The concentration is designed to prepare specialists in these fields for practice in diabetes care and management.

All students in the concentration enroll in Advanced Concepts and Principles of Diabetes Care (NURS 6100), and Clinical Practice in Diabetes Care and Management (NURS 6110 and NURS 6111), which require four hours per week of clinical practice. The coursework encompasses diabetes care, its complications across the lifespan and includes the pathophysiology and management of type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, monogenic forms of diabetes and gestational diabetes.

Concentration coordinator: Elizabeth Doyle

Questions or for more information please contact:

Elizabeth Ann Doyle, DNP, APRN, PNP-BC, BC-ADM, CDE

Dr. Doyle is an Assistant Professor in the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner specialty and holds a joint appointment as a PNP/CDE for Yale Pediatric Endocrinology, Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital. She is the coordinator of the Yale School of Nursing Diabetes Concentration for final year MSN students, teaches PNP students in the areas of chronic illness/specialty care, and serves as an advisor for both Master in Nursing (MSN) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) students. Dr. Doyle has served as a courtesy faculty member for Yale School of Nursing for over 20 years, precepting students in their specialty rotations, both PNP and FNP students in the diabetes concentration.

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