Diabetes Intensive Training Program (Minnesota)
Mayo School of Health Sciences (MSHS) offers a five-credit professional enhancement course called the Diabetes Intensive Training Program geared toward nurse practitioners and physician assistants. The course includes 32 hours of online didactic course work through Blackboard Learn and 160 clinical hours divided into eight inpatient and eight outpatient days.
This course may be customized and taken as an online didactic only as a two-credit course; online didactic with inpatient clinical rotation (additional 1.5 credits); online didactic with outpatient clinical rotation (additional 1.5 credits); or online didactic with both inpatient and outpatient clinical rotation (five-credit course).
The didactic material for the program was developed using the American Diabetes Association Clinical Guidelines and the reference list provided by the American Association of Diabetes Educators for the Board Certified-Advanced Diabetes Management (BC-ADM) exam. The potential benefits in becoming an advanced diabetes manager include health care cost containment and provision of quality care along with reimbursement for counseling people with diabetes.
At the completion of the course, program participants will:
- Demonstrate understanding of diabetes prevention, diagnosis, treatment, management and comorbidities
- Be prepared to implement the latest diabetes management recommendations, improve health care costs, increase patient satisfaction and meet reimbursement criteria
Mayo Foundation is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a commission member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
The Mayo Clinic campus in Rochester, Minn., comprises an extensive outpatient complex, Saint Marys Hospital and Rochester Methodist Hospital, and substantial research and education facilities.
This Mayo site is among the largest, most advanced medical centers in the world.
The clinical rotations associated with the program are primarily conducted at Mayo Clinic and Saint Marys Hospital, a 1,265-bed facility that was founded in 1889. Within Saint Marys is the 85-bed Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital.
Upon successful completion of the Diabetes Intensive Training Program, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from Mayo School of Health Sciences.
The online didactic modules can be completed anytime before arriving for the clinical hours. The inpatient clinical rotation hours are at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Hours are Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for continuity and intensity in learning.
The outpatient clinical rotation hours are scheduled as eight days, 7:30 am to 5:30 p.m., with flexibility of two weeks or spread out in one or two days over several weeks to allow flexibility in maintaining existing practice calendars. The outpatient clinical rotation will be at Mayo Clinic in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism & Nutrition.
Each year, Mayo School of Health Sciences admits 22 students to its Diabetes Intensive Training Program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., with no more than two students at a given time. This ensures you will receive close one-on-one instruction and a comprehensive educational experience.