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Better Serve Hispanic Patients with this Professional Healthcare Certificate

This is an interdisciplinary graduate certificate for healthcare minded professionals. Suggested applicants include: Registered Nurses, gap year students, allied health, and medicine.

In an increasingly diverse world, the need for culturally competent healthcare professionals has never been more pressing. At UCF Online, we have designed a Hispanic Serving Healthcare Professionals Certificate to provide you with a unique skill set that goes beyond clinical expertise, empowering you to excel in your healthcare career while serving the growing Hispanic population. It equips learners with an interdisciplinary approach, enabling anyone working in the healthcare sector to discern the unique needs of the Hispanic community within the realm of allied health practices.

Our certificate is designed to help you better understand, serve and deliver the bedside healthcare skills you already know to Hispanic patients and their families. While this certificate does not lead to professional translation licensure or certification upon graduation, it provides a foundation for those looking to pursue national certification as medical translators in the future for those with the language proficiency. In only three courses, you will be a valuable asset in bridging cultural barriers. Embrace this opportunity to grow personally and professionally while contributing to more inclusive and effective healthcare practices through UCF Online today.

The contents of this graduate certificate were developed under a grant from the Department of Education. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. #P031M220052

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No GRE Required.

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All courses are offered online and in an asynchronous mode.

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Three course program.

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Interprofessional program – program open to non-nursing students.

Application Deadlines


July 1

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Courses You’ll Take Include

Apply transcultural and culturally congruent care principles to the Hispanic community within a global context

Study the dynamics of healthcare encounters, language, and cultural mediation to facilitate practitioner interactions among Hispanic clients with limited English proficiency

Healthcare Simulation Practicum

Apply concepts from transcultural care within the simulated healthcare environment in the UCF College of Nursing internationally accredited and endorsed STIM Center with in-person or telehealth online course options available.

Skills You’ll Gain

  • Recognize the community’s unique needs in professional allied health practices
  • Influence change in both practice and policy to eliminate disparities
  • Improve patient outcomes and provide culturally congruent care through linguistically and culturally supportive resources.

Explore the full course list within the program brochure.

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