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Diabetes Intensive Training Course (Minnesota)

Course description

Mayo School of Health Sciences offers the Diabetes Intensive Training Course, a five-credit professional enhancement course 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.

In addition, the online didactic curriculum is offered on a quarterly basis without clinical rotations to registered dietitians, registered nurses, pharmacists, physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners with a current license without restrictions.

This course can be customized. Options include taking the course as:

  • A graduate-level online didactic two-credit course
  • An online didactic with inpatient clinical rotation (additional 1.5 credits)
  • An online didactic with outpatient clinical rotation (additional 1.5 credits)
  • An online didactic with both inpatient and outpatient clinical rotations (five-credit graduate-level course)

The two-credit online didactic is also open to physicians, pharmacists, registered nurses and registered dietitians. Participants who complete the online didactic course receive 32 AMA PRA Category 1 continuing medical education (CME) credits.

The didactic material for the course was developed as a study guide for the Board Certified-Advanced Diabetes Management (BC-ADM) exam using the American Diabetes Association Clinical Practice Recommendations and the reference list provided by the American Association of Diabetes Educators. 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.

Course goals

At the completion of the course, participants:

  • Demonstrate understanding of diabetes prevention, diagnosis, treatment, management and comorbidities
  • Are prepared to implement the latest diabetes management recommendations, improve health care costs, increase patient satisfaction and meet reimbursement criteria

Accreditation

See accreditation information for Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.

Facilities

The Mayo Clinic campus in Rochester, Minn., includes an extensive outpatient and inpatient complex and substantial research and education facilities. This Mayo Clinic site is among the largest, most advanced medical centers in the world.

The clinical rotations associated with the course are primarily conducted at Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester.

Graduation

Upon successful completion of the Diabetes Intensive Training Course, you receive a certificate of completion from Mayo School of Health Sciences.

Hours

The online didactic modules can be completed at any time before arriving for the clinical hours. The inpatient clinical rotation hours are in Rochester, Minn. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 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 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) with flexibility of two weeks or spread out in one or two days a week over several weeks to allow flexibility in maintaining existing practice calendars. The outpatient clinical rotation is at Mayo Clinic in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism and Nutrition.

Class size

Each year, Mayo School of Health Sciences admits up to 22 nurse practitioners or physician assistants for clinical rotations in the Diabetes Intensive Training Course at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. No more than two students at a given time ensures you receive close one-on-one instruction and a comprehensive educational experience.

In addition, the online didactic curriculum is offered on a quarterly basis without clinical rotations to registered dietitians, registered nurses, pharmacists, physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners with a current license without restrictions.

  • Nov 19, 2013
  • ART436935