Partners in Health Education Advanced Certificate Program Deadline is December 10

Partners in Health Education Curriculum Advanced Certificate Program Deadline is December 10
Qualified NPs, PAs, and NP and PA Students Encouraged to Apply

November 26, 2012

Information: Cathy Mann
                      Lisa Ball 
                      Daemen College Nursing Department
                     (716) 839-8387

The Partners in Health Education for People with Disabilities Curriculum Advanced Certificate Program is supported by grant funding from the New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council. Daemen College is the only organization in New York State to receive two distinct awards from the Council (one to train NPs and one to train PAs).


  • This program is designed to educate and empower Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and Physician Assistants (PAs) to deliver quality, patient-centered health care for individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • A six-credit program is offered over one year (1 class per semester for 4 semesters).
  • A NYS-approved advanced certificate is conferred upon completion of the program.
  • Thirty full-tuition scholarships will fund current Daemen NP and PA students.
  • Twenty scholarships will fund 50% of the tuition for non-Daemen students, NPs and PAs.
  • Classes will take place over the first part of each semester in a hybrid/on-line format, and only meet on campus on two selected evenings throughout each semester.
  • Curriculum and course schedule are designed to meet the needs of busy working providers and students.

Course Plan

  • Intersemester 2013: HSC 515 Legal and Ethical Implications for Caregivers of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities (1 credit).
  • Developmental Disabilities (1 credit).
  • Spring or Fall 2013: HSC 530 Assessment of Children with Developmental Disabilities (1 credit).
  • Spring or Fall 2013: HSC 532 Assessment of Adults with Developmental Disabilities (1 credit).
  • Summer 2013: HSC 560 Community Care for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities (3 credits).

Admission Requirements

  • Enrollment in, or degree completion from, an accredited NP or PA program.
  • Enrollment in, or completion of, Advanced NP Health Assessment or 300-level PA Physical Assessment course or equivalent.
  • A written statement describing educational objectives and areas of professional and personal interest, particularly in relation to working with individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • Submission of resume summarizing professional activities and continuing education courses.
  • An interview with the PHEPD program coordinators (by telephone if an on-site interview is not  possible).

All NPs, PAs, and NP and PA students who meet the above requirements are encouraged to apply by December 10, 2012. Applicants will be notified of acceptance into the program by the end of December.

For more information, or to submit an application, contact Cathy Mann , Lisa Ball, , or the Daemen College Nursing Department at (716) 839-8387.

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