Nursing

Purpose

The BCDD nursing program provides masters and doctoral students with opportunities to increase their knowledge and skills in the health and development of individuals with an intellectual and developmental disability. The program offers students opportunities to increase their clinical and research skills in an interdisciplinary, professional environment. The primary focus of clinical activities is on childhood to early adulthood. Research activities focus on promoting the health and development of individuals with an intellectual and developmental disability and their family across the life span.

Objectives

  • Screen, assess, and evaluate the health and development of children with or at risk for an intellectual and developmental disability.
  • Communicate clinical and research findings effectively to children and adults with an intellectual and developmental disability, their family, and members of the interdisciplinary team.
  • Participate in and/or conduct research that addresses the health and development of children and adults with or at risk for an intellectual and developmental disability and their family.
  • Critically evaluate the implications of health-related research and policies for individuals with an intellectual and developmental disability, their family, and professionals.

Description

Experiences in the BCDD nursing program are available to qualified students who are enrolled in a graduate program. Each student’s experience is individually planned and considers the student’s existing knowledge and prior experience in the intellectual and developmental disability field, the student’s goals, and the length of experience needed. Interaction with individuals with an intellectual and developmental disability, their family, and professionals from various disciplines occurs during clinic visits, community agency visits, and educational sessions available through the BCDD and university.

Who Can Apply

A limited number of stipends are available for graduate trainees. Applicants for stipends must be citizens of the United States or non-citizens admitted to the United States as permanent residents, with no other means of financial support. .

Contact

For more information, contact the Chief of Nursing, BCDD, 711 Jefferson Avenue, Memphis, TN 38105 (901) 448-6511.

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Contact Us

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711 Jefferson Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38105
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Phone: 901-448-6511
Toll-free:888-572-2249
TDD:901-448-4677
Fax: 901-448-7097

Contact BCDD

711 Jefferson Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38105
Map
Phone: 901-448-6511
Toll-free:888-572-2249
TDD:901-448-4677
Fax: 901-448-7097