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The Caregiving Issues and Management Certificate Program is an online interdisciplinary program designed to foster understanding of the caregiving field through the exploration of the journey of a caregiver, evidenced-based caregiver support programs, vulnerable populations needing caregivers, and culturally appropriate approaches to caregiving. Estimates have consistently projected that the need for caregiving will escalate significantly in the coming decades. This increase in demand can be attributed to several key trends, including an aging demographic, increased longevity, and the growing burden of chronic illnesses. This certificate program is designed to inform both professionals in caregiving (e.g. business, health care, education, social services, public health, and psychology) and family caregivers about available resources, support programs, and research findings for caregivers of individuals across the lifespan.

This Certificate is the only one of its kind in the state and represents a unique commitment of Georgia Southwestern State University to prepare leaders in the field of Caregiving. After completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

  • Analyze a caregiver’s circumstances, needs, strengths, goals and cognitive cultural and spiritual situation.
  • Translate information across healthcare system and healthcare providers.
  • Assist family caregivers in identifying and accessing community and regional services in healthcare settings.
  • Participate in an interdisciplinary team approach utilizing multiple health care and social service systems.
  • Integrate knowledge and values of caregiving in an individual’s career field, including, but not limited to business, health care, education, social work, social services, psychology, and public health.
  • Apply knowledge of evidenced-based caregiver programs to support diverse individuals, families, and communities across the lifespan.

 Course Rotation

Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Summer Semester

2020-2025

NURS 2002

NURS 2003

NURS 3001

NURS 3004

NURS 3006

PSYC 4395

PSYC 2001

NURS 3001

 

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