Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Healthcare Subspecialty

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Subspecialties are specialty areas not considered primary areas of advanced practice nursing. Students in all programs can add these subspecialties if they are pursuing any appropriate area of advanced practice nursing.

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Healthcare post graduate certificate provides healthcare professionals the skills necessary to understand and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in healthcare. The goals include an emphasis on population-focused health disparities and the role of policy, socioeconomics, the environment, and the medical community. An objective includes evidence-based foundation for knowledge, attitude, and skill transformation that can reduce the incidence of suboptimal outcomes among certain groups through improved policy, clinical decision-making, and cross-cultural interaction with clients.


▼   Curriculum
  • HSC 501 Foundations of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Healthcare (2 credit hours)
  • HSC 502 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Population Health (2 Credit hours)
  • HSC 503 Current Issues and Trends in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (2 credit hours)
  • HSC 504 Leadership and Change Management Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (2 credit hours)
▼   Subspecialty Admissions

Students currently in a graduate program may add a subspecialty to their current schedule without applying for admission to that subspecialty.  Students should contact their advisor for assistance with a new curriculum schedule.

Prospective students who only want to return to complete a Post Graduate Certificate subspecialty are required to contact the graduate advisor for the MSN program and complete the appropriate admission requirements.


For more information about this subspecialty, please contact the DEI in Healthcare subspecialty coordinator, Dr. Jo Ann Otts at jotts@southalabama.edu