The Advanced Public Health / Global Health Nursing Program is designed specifically for nurses who wish for a career in advanced public health nursing. This program prepares nurses to assume leadership in assessing communities and populations, identifying high risk groups, and developing culturally-sensitive, acceptable and realistic community nursing services in partnership with communities, consumers, and stakeholders. The program is particularly valuable to nurses who desire a broader interdisciplinary perspective. As a graduate of this program, and consistent with advanced public health nursing practice, you will be educated as a partner to improve, preserve, and protect the health and quality of life for all people.
This program provides nurses with advanced knowledge and competency in synthesizing public health sciences and skills with nursing theory and research. The graduate will be prepared to take a leadership role in assessment of communities and populations, policy development, and program planning. The Advanced Public Health Global Health Nursing Program prepares the graduate to consider a variety of influences on population and community decision making including cultural impacts and complexity of organizations.
Upon graduation, students will be eligible to sit for the Advanced Public Health Nurse national exam through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Upon successful completion of the exam, graduates will be awarded the credential of Advanced Public
Health Nurse – Board Certified (APHN-BC). As described by ANCC, the APHN is actively engaged in education (e.g., community, staff, students, and colleagues), case management, expert clinical practice, consultation, research, and administration.
MSN program- Students are required to complete 525 hours of faculty supervised clinical practice. The masters program can be completed in five semesters of full-time study or may be pursued part-time.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. As soon as an application is complete, it will be forwarded on to members of the Graduate Admissions and Progressions Committee and will reviewed at the next scheduled committee meeting. An admission decision will be made and applicants will be notified promptly.
Applicants must have a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in nursing (or Master's degree if post-Masters) from a program accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and should have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.