Public Health Nursing

The Public Health Nursing specialty is for both novice and experienced nurses that support the transition to leadership positions in public/community health or population focused healthcare. Graduates develop leadership and advanced public health skills in community-based assessment, program planning, interventions and outcomes. The emphasis is on a systems approach to integrating both social determinants of health and evidenced-based practice in health promotion, disease prevention and chronic disease management for targeted populations. Advanced skills include leading and influencing local, state, and regional public health agencies through advocacy, social justice, policy development and analysis, development of community partnerships and grant development. Also significant to this role is the attainment of leadership skills to support local to national public health/population based practice.

Graduates will find employment in state and federal agencies, academic health centers, school health, global health and as leaders in community-based, non-profit and advocacy agencies.  All required courses are offered online.

Summary of Course Requirements

Common Core

Credit hrs.

NRSG 748

Theories for Practice and Research: Individual, Family, Community

3

NRSG 754

Health Care Research

3

NRSG 755

Professionalism in Advanced Nursing Practice

3

NRSG 898

Research Project in Nursing

2

Sub total

 

11

Leadership Core

NRSG 880

Organizational Foundations for Leading Change

3

NRSG 808

Social Context for Health Care Policy

2

NRSG 885

Evaluation and Analysis for Health Care Effectiveness

2

NRSG 826

Global Perspectives and Diversity in Health Care

2

NRSG 820

Program, Project, and Communication Planning

2

Sub total

 

11

Public Health Nursing Specialty Core

NRSG 809

Health Promotion and Complementary Therapeutics

3

PRVM 800

Epidemiology

3

PRVM 830

Environmental Health

3

NRSG 827 & 828

Advanced Concepts in Public Health Nursing & Practicum

2 & 3

NRSG 829

Public Health Practicum

3

Sub total

17

Total Credits Required:

39

 

 

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