Very interested in getting "certified" in Diabetes Mellitus

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    Hi, I am an RN with a BSN and MSN and Ed.D in Higher Education (major in Nursing Education). I taught several years ago but have lost touch with my nursing community as I went into executive administration in community colleges. I have always had an interest in Diabetes and find an escalating number of friends and colleagues who have Type II. I have had great success in working with them and would like to have more education and become certified and commit my work to this area. Any comments/contacts would be helpful.

    Grace

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    Hello and Welcome to All Nurses Grace!
    Hope you enjoy the site!
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    Welcome to the forum, Grace!
    Perhaps this information may be of help to you:

    http://www.ncbde.org/eligibilityreq.html

    Eligibility Requirements for Initial Certification
    To qualify for the Certification Examination for Diabetes Educators, the following requirements must be met:

    1. Professional Education

    A. An active, unrestricted license from the United States or its territories as a registered nurse, occupational therapist, optometrist, pharmacist, physical therapist, physician (M.D. or D.O.), physician assistant, podiatrist, or registration as a dietitian by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

    OR

    B. A minimum of a master's degree, from a United States college or university accredited by a nationally recognized regional accrediting body, in one of the following areas: nutrition, social work, clinical psychology, exercise physiology, health education, or specified areas of study in public health*.

    After meeting the Professional Education requirement and before applying for the Certification Examination, all (A through C) of the following requirements must be met:

    A. A minimum of two years (to the day) of professional practice experience in diabetes self-management training in health care settings within the United States or its territories.*
    AND

    B. A minimum of 1,000 hours of diabetes self-management training experience within the past five years.*
    AND

    C. Current employment in a defined role as a diabetes educator a minimum of four hours per week, or its equivalent, at the time of application.


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