UTHSC Online Programs and Courses


 

Master of Dental Hygiene

What is it?
The Master of Dental Hygiene (MDH) degree designed for licensed dental hygienists who desire to become dental hygiene educators or administrators. This program provides the necessary educational experience for the student to teach at either the community college or university level.

Who should enroll?
This online program requires a maximum of one week during the first two years of enrollment on the UTHSC Memphis campus. As the purpose of this program is to prepare faculty members and administrators, the graduate student also must complete coursework requirements for DH 702 (Internship in Dental Hygiene Education) in a face-to-face format. A dental hygiene educational program located near the graduate student's home may be selected for this course if approved by the graduate program director to complete this requirement.

Interested in additional information?
Visit the College of Dentistry course catalouge for complete information about the Master of Dental Hygiene Program.

Clinical Research, Certificate

What is it?
This 12-credit hour certificate provides initial clinical research skills and training to healthcare professionals. All coursework is provided online, focusing on fundamentals of clinical investigation, biostatistics, epidemiology, and ethical and legal issues. The program is self-paced, but requires at least two terms for completion due to staggered Spring/Fall course offerings.

Who should enroll?
This program may be offered to qualified applicants holding baccalaureate, masters' or professional degrees in a variety of disciplines, including physical, biological, and social sciences, as well as the health and medical sciences.

Interested in additional information?
Visit the College of Graduate Health Sciences course catalouge for complete information about the Clinical Research Certificate.

Healthcare Quality Improvement, Certificate

What is it?
This 12-credit certificate program prepares professionals in healthcare to implement quality improvement initiatives and to manage populations of patients to optimize efficiency and effectiveness of care and services. Participants learn to use the techniques of statistical process control, selected tools from operations research and quality improvement, information management technology, and qualitative decision-making applications to ultimately improve clinical health outcomes for patients and communities.

Who should enroll?
Applications for the Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Quality Improvement are accepted from students with a health profession or health care related degree at the bachelors level or above; exceptions may be made in rare cases for an acceptable certification and significant work experience.

Interested in additional information?
Visit the College of Graduate Health Sciences course catalouge for complete information about the Healthcare Quality Improvement, Certificate.

Master of Health Informatics and Information Management

What is it?
The post-graduate master’s degree is designed for working healthcare professionals to expand skills sets in health informatics and information management. These roles are associated with enterprise-wide information systems strategic planning, management and health data administration.

Who should enroll?
Students who have a Baccalaureate degree in a health-related
discipline. Applicants without a degree in a health-related discipline will be considered for conditional admission and must complete HIIM 511 and HIIM 550 and earn a grade of “B” or better to continue in the program.

Interested in additional information?
Visit the College of Health Professions course catalouge for complete information about the Post-Graduate Master of Health Informatics and Information Management Program.

Visit the COHP catalouge for information on the Entry-Level MHIIM

Certificate in Health Informatics and Information Management

What is it?
The goal of the online Certificate in Health Informatics and Information Management is to provide the basic skills needed to practice in an
electronic healthcare environment.

Who should enroll?
Students who have a Baccalaureate degree in a health-related
discipline who do not wish to complete the Master’s program.

Interested in additional information?
Visit the College of Health Professions course catalouge for complete information about the Certificate in Health Informatics and Information Management Program.

Medical Laboratory Science, MLT to BSMLS

What is it?
This career-ladder program allows Medical Laboratory Technicians to complete their Bachelor of Science degree online while maintaining their employment in a medical laboratory. Graduates of the program are prepared to function effectively as medical laboratory scientists in any laboratory setting and eventually to assume positions of responsibility in laboratory management, teaching and consulting.

Who should enroll?
Students who have earned an Associate of Science (AS) or Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT). Students should be working as MLTs in a full service laboratory.

Why should you consider the program?

  • UTHSC has the oldest MLS program in the country.
  • Faculty has many years of clinical experience.

Interested in additional information?
Visit the College of Health Professions course catalouge for complete information about the MLT to BSMLS program.

RN-to-BSN

What is it?
The RN-to-BSN program focuses on enhancing clinical reasoning and care delivery to improve patient safety and ensure high quality outcomes. It is designed to offer students flexibility with the choice of courses completely online or attending hybrid courses on-campus once a week. RNs who live in Mississippi or Arkansas but work in Tennessee are eligible for in-state tuition if enrolled in the part-time program.

Who should enroll?
RNs who have graduated from accredited associated degree of diploma nursing programs. RNs must have completed their pre-requisites within 10 years of application date if not currently practicing as an RN.

Interested in additional information?
Visit the College of Nursing website for complete information about the RN-to-BSN Program.

Doctor of Nursing Practice

What is it?
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program prepares APRNs for roles as Nurse Practitioners. Clinical experiences are an integral component of every DNP concentration. Clinicals are jointly arranged by the student and faculty member. Every attempt is made to assist distant students to complete clinical courses in the area where students live. DNP offers online coursework in the following concentrations:

  • Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Practitioner

Who should enroll?
Students who have a baccalaureate or higher degree in nursing. Nurses with APRN licensure may be provided advanced placement in the program.

Why you should consider the DNP program?

  • Offering the Baccalaureate degree since 1926 and the BSN since 1950
  • Graduate Nurse Practitioner Education since 1973.
  • PhD in Nursing science since 1988
  • First Faculty Practice Award from National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties
  • Substantial NIH funding for cutting edge nursing research

Interested in additional information?
Visit the College of Nursing website for complete information about the DNP programs.

Adult-Gerontology Certificate Program

What is it?
The Adult Gerontology-Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP) certificate program prepares APNs with the skills and competencies needed to provide patient-centered care to adults across the lifespan who are physiologically unstable, technologically dependent, or highly vulnerable to complications, and require frequent monitoring and intervention.

Who should enroll?
Students who have a Master of Science degree in nursing with nurse practitioner concentration and completion of three separate courses in Advanced Pathology/Pathophysiology, Advanced Health Assessment, and Advanced Pharmacology.

Interested in additional information?
Visit the College of Nursing website for complete information about the Adult-Gerontology program.

Post-Doctoral Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate

What is it?
The College of Nursing offers a Post-Doctoral Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certification concentration for DNP prepared APRNs who are certified in another specialty. The certificate program prepares graduates to independently diagnose and treat a wide variety of mental health conditions across the life span.

Who should enroll?
Students should have earned a doctor of nursing practice from a regionally accredited college or university. They also have earned a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 in the DNP or a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 earned during the applicant's most recently completed degree program.

Interested in additional information?
Visit the College of Nursing website for complete information about the Post-Doctoral Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate.

 

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Karen Shader
(901) 448-2947
kshader@uthsc.edu