I've found a couple of really exciting education/role expansion opportunities for BSN-level diabetes nurses. Both are fully online MSN programs (although they are quick to point out that they are not geared toward preparing nurses who wish to become APRNs) with diabetes education and management specialties. Since my goal is to continue to do individual, group and community DSME rather than do medical management of patients in a clinical practice, I wouldn't need a FNP/ANP program. Here are the two I've found:
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Does anybody know of other similar programs here in the US? From reading the website info, it appears this an MS in diabetes is relatively new and therefore it might take some time for other universities to commit to and develop more programs like these. In light of the health care reforms we're facing in the next few years, not to mention the ever-growing population of diabetes patients, this seems like a good bet for future job security and satisfaction. If anyone knows of any other programs or has input they wouldn't mind sharing, I'd be very appreciative.
Thanks in advance,