UTHSC ONLINE PROGRAMS AND COURSES


 

Master of Dental Hygiene

What is it?
This program is designed for dental hygienists desiring to teach. The goal is to initially prepare or further develop individual's skills to serve as educators and leaders in the dental hygiene profession. 

Who should enroll?
Students who have graduated from an ADA CODA accredited dental hygiene program located in the United States or Canada and have a valid dental hygiene license in at least one state in the United States. 

Interested in additional information?
Visit the College of Dentistry website for complete information about the Master of Dental Hygiene program.

Certificate in Clinical Research

What is it?
A 12-credit hour non-degree program designed to provide initial clinical research skills and training to healthcare professionals.

Who should enroll?
Junior faculty, fellows, other healthcare professionals and research-oriented individuals, who are not in a degree program, who seek initial training in the methods and skills to conduct clinical research, but whose schedules may not accommodate traditional, classroom-based courses.

Why should you consider the program?

  • Program graduates represent all UTHSC Colleges and most Departments within the College of Medicine.
  • Many program graduates have authored or coauthored publications, and made national presentations during and upon completion of the Certificate program.
  • Many program graduates parlay the certificate program credits into the UTHSC Master of Epidemiology program.

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

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 website for complete information about the Master of Health Informatics and Information Management Program.

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 Office of the Registrar webpage 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.
  • 100% Board pass rate.
  • Faculty has many years of clinical experience.

Interested in additional information?
Visit the Office of the Registrar webpage 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.

 

Contact us

Office of Academic, Faculty, and Student Affairs
Teaching & Learning Center
920 Madison Ave. Ste. 424
Memphis, TN 38163
Karen Shader
(901) 448-2947
kshader@uthsc.edu