Infection Control (Online Graduate Certificate)
The University of South Florida’s Graduate Certificate in Infection Control enhances the knowledge base of post-baccalaureate nurses, medical technologists, microbiologists, or other health professionals employed as infection control practitioners. The director is certified in infection control (CIC) and brings over 25 years of infection control experience to administer this program. The design of the certificate encourages critical thinking skills that build competency for infection control professionals and provides managerial skills for effective infection control practice. The courses in the certificate program provide a comprehensive knowledge base to prepare students for the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC) examination. (Note: specific infection control practical experience requirements must be met to sit for the CBIC exam).
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Admission requirementsThe applicant must hold an earned bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in nursing, medicine, microbiology or one in a related environmental or occupational health field. Appropriate work experience is required.
Application Process for EnrollmentCall the Graduate Certificate Office at (813) 974-2442 or visit their website at http://www.gradcerts.usf.edu/admissions.asp to obtain the appropriate applications. In addition, to the application forms please submit:
- Official transcripts
- A 250-word letter of interest stating why you wish to pursue this course of study
Standardization Test Requirements There are no specific test requirements.
Application of Certificate Courses Towards Graduate DegreeUp to 12 hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval
Transfer CreditNon-degree seeking students and transfer students may apply one course to a graduate certificate with department approval.
Registration Process for Individual CoursesFollow the accepted procedure for graduate level courses. First, consult with the certificate program advisor and obtain an electronic course permit if necessary. Then go to http://usfonline.admin.usf.edu/, the link to OASIS, USF's on-line registration system. Follow directions given on-line.
To access online course materials, students must have the USF NetID (e-mail account). Please visit: https://netid.usf.edu/una/# to obtain the NetID.
New students, including those studying online, may obtain the USFCard. Please visit: http://www.auxsvc.usf.edu/usfcard.html to obtain the USFCard.
Time Limit for Completion of Certificate It is possible to complete the certificate in one year if two courses are taken in the fall semester.
Tuition and feesStandard graduate tuition rates and fees apply for graduate students who also pursue this graduate certificate and for non-degree graduate certificate students taking these courses on campus. Please visit http://www.gradcerts.usf.edu/certificates/xic.html for tuition information.
Course locationThis certificate is fully online.
Department contact informationDr. Donna Haiduven at (813) 974-6472 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre-Admission Counseling and AdvisingPre-Admission Counseling and Advising (813) 974-6505 or Advisor@health.usf.edu