Diabetes Concentration

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The UCSF School of Nursing offers a Diabetes Concentration (watch video) to any student enrolled in the School's Master of Science program. Students in the ACNP, AGNP, FNP, PNP-AC and PNP-PC specialties are given preference for enrollment, as the course of study is focused on outpatient management of diabetes. This concentration provides students with expertise in diabetes across the lifespan with courses that focus on the medical management of pediatric and adult diabetes, as well as the behavioral aspects of self-management of diabetes.

Students accepted into this concentration may have the opportunity to be placed in clinical rotations specific to the delivery of diabetes care within primary care and specialty care clinics. These clinical rotations will be arranged through the students’ clinical coordinators. Clinical practices include the UCSF Madison Clinic for Pediatric Diabetes, The UCSF Diabetes Teaching Center, The Richard H. Fine People’s Clinic at Zuckerberg San Francisco General (ZSFG), the ZSFG Endocrine Clinics, and other family practice and community clinics. There are additional intensive residential diabetes camp clinical opportunities during summer quarter.

Courses

Course Schedule Units
N296A Advanced Management of Pediatric Diabetes Fall quarter, Thursday afternoons 2
N296C Advanced Clinical Management of Adult Diabetes Winter quarter, Thursday afternoons 2
N296B/Skills Lab 413.50 Family and Behavioral Approaches to Diabetes Management Across the Lifespan Spring quarter, Thursday afternoons 2

 

Process for Applying to the Concentration

Students will complete a survey by Jan. 31, 2021, speak to their advisor about taking the concentration, and email Coordinator Maureen McGrath stating that the student is in good academic standing.

Contact Us

Coordinator: Maureen McGrath, MSN, PNP, BC-ADM