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Kaplan University - Health Care Pathway Programs

6301 Kaplan University Avenue
Fort Lauderdale , FL 33309


School Description:

Take Your Health Care Career In A New Direction The Health Care Pathways online certificate programs have been created exclusively for experienced health care professionals who want to expand their career options. Choose the online certificate that meets your professional goals. Choose from a certificate program in case management, life care planning, forensic nursing, or legal nurse consulting. All are offered online so you can study at your convenience-anytime, anywhere. Legal Nurse Consulting Certificate Program Your career: Your nursing education and clinical experience combined with the legal knowledge and research ability gained through the Legal Nurse Consulting Certificate will provide an abundance of career opportunities. Legal nurse consultants work with attorneys and other legal and health care professionals, contributing invaluable expertise to a myriad of issues including malpractice lawsuits, medical insurance claims, and workers'' compensation cases. By obtaining a Kaplan University certificate, you can earn a lucrative salary or open your own legal nurse consulting practice. Who should take this program? This program is for registered nurses interested in the law, legal procedure, and working with legal professionals in a variety of legal and health care environments. Our online, attorney-instructed program can be completed in twelve months. Forensic Nursing Certificate Program Your career: With the Forensic Nursing Certificate, you can pursue a wide array of exciting career opportunities, including positions in medical examiners'' offices, law enforcement agencies, social service agencies, and specialized hospital units. Forensic nurses may work with detectives and treat survivors of assaults or accidents, and victims of abuse or crimes. Who should take this program? This program is designed for registered nurses interested in joining the dynamic field of forensics. Our online self-study program can be completed in twelve months. Life Care Planning Certificate Program Your career: If you are a qualified rehabilitation professional or registered nurse interested in facilitating the care, treatment, and/or rehabilitation of individuals with significant disabilities, catastrophic injuries, or chronic health problems, consider the professionally rewarding field of life care planning. Designed by life care planning experts, the online Life Care Planning Certificate program provides you with the knowledge and skills needed to pursue career opportunities with attorneys, insurance companies, and managed care organizations or in independent practice. Students learn how to develop life care plans and gain expert knowledge of the medical, psychosocial, and economic aspects of disabilities and chronic health care conditions. Who should take this program? This program is designed for registered nurses and qualified rehabilitation professionals, specifically: occupational therapists, physical therapists, rehabiliation counselors, case managers, social workers, psychologists, medical doctors, chiropractors, nurse practitioners, special education professionals, licensed speech pathologists, and professional counselors. Our online self-study program can be completed in twelve months. Pathway to the prestigious CLCP credential: In response to the rapid growth and influence of life care planning, the Commission on Health Care Certification (CHCC) has developed the Certified Life Care Planner (CLCP) credential. While not a prerequisite for entry to the field, voluntary certification as a life care planner attests to an individual''s knowledge, professional ethics, and expertise. Kaplan University is proud to be a CHCC-approved educational provider for the CLCP examination. CHCC has educational, experiential, and examination requirements for CLCP certification. See our brochure for further details on how Kaplan University''s online Life Care Planning Certificate can start you on the path to CLCP certification. Case Management Certificate Program Your career: Perform assessments, plan and manage patient services and care, conduct research, and analyze data utilizing the methodologies of the case management process. Case managers incorporate case management standards of practice and utilize case management and quality measurement tools in a multidisciplinary approach that incorporates all members of the health care team in the promotion of quality, cost-effective health care. Who should take this program? This program is designed for health and human services professionals, including registered nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, physical therapists, rehabilitation counselors, psychologists, and medical doctors. Geriatric Care Management Certificate Program Your career: Geriatric care management is emerging as a critical need in the modern health care continuum due to an increase in the elderly population, escalation of health care costs, the necessity for integration of community, social, and health services for the elderly, and inadequate long-term care support systems. This program provides the health care professional with foundational knowledge and skills in geriatric care management principles, including the impact of the aging process on the individual, the family, the community, and the health care delivery system. Designed by geriatric care management and case management experts to be completed in 12 months or less, Kaplan University''s online Geriatric Care Management Certificate program provides health and human services professionals (including registered nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, physical therapists, rehabilitation counselors, case managers, psychologists, and medical doctors) with a comprehensive foundational framework upon which to establish a rewarding geriatric care management practice.

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