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How to Become a Guided Care Nurse

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Interested in becoming a Guided Care (GC) nurse? If you are flexible, a good communicator, good at problem solving, are culturally competent with experience in geriatric and community nursing, would enjoy coaching patients and caregivers to self-manage their illnesses and health issues, then you may be a good candidate for a Guided Care nurse certificate.

A 6-week GC nursing course, developed by the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing in collaboration with the Lipitz Center for Integrated Health Care at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health with funding from the John A. Hartford Foundation, is a self-directed online program except for five scheduled Webinars. It is offered through the Institute ( Tuition is $1,900 and includes all course materials and activities, the online examination and the certificate awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

The course will be offered online from Aug. 17 to Sept. 25 and Oct. 12 to Nov. 20.  

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Cathleen: Based on the Johns Hopkins' Web site, this course is completed entirely online. You can get more details by visiting this Web site: and clicking on the appropriate course name. You can also contact the institute by phone at 443-287-4745 or e-mail at

Pamela Tarapchak,  Editor,  ADVANCE for NursesAugust 03, 2009
King of Prussia, PA

I would be interested but am unable to pay the tuition at this time. Is it an online course or does it have to be taken at Johns Hopkins. I have been a nurse since 1968 and was involved in pediatrics, medical surgigal adults , administration and am volunteering on many agencies that deal with the disabled. I am also in the medical reserve corps as a volunteer

cathleen mcneal,  RN/RETIRED,  NONEJuly 31, 2009


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