In addition to living longer, the US population is also much more diverse than ever before. Our healthcare workforce must be prepared to not just provide health care related to the chronic illnesses and disability found in later life, but to deliver it in a culturally sensitive and appropriate manner. Nurses are leading the way in these efforts. Their participation on interdisciplinary and interprofessional teams is crucial in understanding and addressing the complex issues found in our increasingly older and more diverse population.

The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) offers a variety of programs for  persons new to the field to those seeking to become Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioners.  In addition to these degree programs, UMSON also offers a graduate certificate in Care Coordination designed to prepare you to meet the growing demand for highly skilled nurse case managers and care coordinators found in diverse employment settings, including acute and long term care communities, human service agencies, managed care organizations, and community-based settings.