The Life Story Practice and Research Online Graduate Certificate program only accepts students in Summer Session 1 (SS1). The program begins with NURS 5191, and is followed by NURS 5193, NURS 5194, NURS 5190 and NURS 5192. Courses are delivered 100% online and in an asynchronous format. Students can access the courses from anywhere in the world at anytime. Courses must be taken in sequential order.
|NURS 5191: Foundations of Life Story Innovations & Practice (AS1)*||X|
|NURS 5193: Life Story Methods (AS2)**||X|
|NURS 5194: Seminar in Life Story Methods||X|
|NURS 5190: Fieldwork I in Life Story Innovations & Practice||X|
|NURS 5192: Fieldwork II in Life Story Innovations & Practice||X|
*AS1 = Alternative Summer Session 1 **AS2 = Alternative Summer Session 2
NURS 5191: Foundations of Life Story Innovations and Practice (3-credit)
This course provides students with the historical and theoretical perspectives of Life Story methods. The published research of leading contributors in the field will be critiqued. Students will compare and contrast different life story methods and theories.
NURS 5193: Life Story Methods (3-credit)
This is the second course in a five course sequence for the Certificate in Life Story Practice and Research. In this course students will acquire the knowledge, skills, and principles for conducting successful Life Story sessions. Interview techniques, strategies for conducting individual and group sessions, and cultural considerations will be examined. Students will apply concepts by conducting Life Story sessions with individuals, families, or groups by the end of the course.
NURS 5194: Seminar in Life Story Methods (2-credit)
National and international faculty specializing in guided autobiography, personal history, memoir writing, and other life story methods will present their innovations, research, and practice experiences in an online seminar format. Emphasis will be placed on preparing students for their fieldwork experiences.
NURS 5190: Fieldwork I in Life Story Innovations and Practice (2-credit)
Students are required to plan, conduct, and evaluate individual and/or group reminiscence or structured life review sessions as applicable to their population of interest. Weekly seminars will guide the student through the experience.
NURS 5192: Fieldwork II in Life Story Innovations and Practice (2-credit)
Under the supervision of a mentor, students will have the opportunity to explore an individual's, a family's, or group's past by utilizing a method such as personal history, narrative, memoir writing, guided autobiography or digital storytelling. Students will work with an individual, family or group to create a unique presentation (i.e. video, puppetry, artwork, memory book) reflecting the Life Story.