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Culturally Competent, Distance Accessible, Advanced Management of Diabetes (CCDA-AMD)
The Culturally Competent, Distance Accessible, Advanced Management of Diabetes (CCDA-AMD) courses are designed for nurse practitioners (NP) prior to or currently enrolled in a doctorate of nursing practice (DNP) program. The CCDAAMD courses focus on preparing NPs to meet specific health needs by providing care to populations and communities with an emphasis on improving quality and access to underserved, diverse populations.
Is the program online?
The CCDA-AMD courses are distance accessible. All courses are offered in an online format; Students will be required to come on campus for a two to three day intensive experience during the Nursing Management of Diabetes (NMD) 685 clinical practica course.
How long does it take to complete the CCDA-AMD courses?
If you are a full-time student, you can complete the coursework in two semesters. If you are part time student, the CCDA- AMD courses can be completed in three semesters.
Can I enter the CCDA-AMD courses any time during the year?
No. The first CCDA- AMD course, NMD 621, is offered in the summer and fall semesters only. The second CCDA- AMD course (NMD 622) is offered in the fall and spring semesters. The practica course (NMD 685) is offered every semester.
Can I enroll in non-degree coursework for CCDA-AMD courses?
Yes. You may take the CCDA-AMD courses as a non-degree seeking student.
Are there funds to support students?
A listing of School of Nursing scholarships can be found on the School of Nursing web site. Information regarding the application process for these funding opportunities can be obtained from the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs at the School of Nursing by calling (205) 934-5483. There are numerous sources of funding, all of which are competitively awarded. Students can apply for funding after they have been admitted to the School of Nursing.