Wayne State University

Aim Higher

Advanced Public Health Nursing (APHN)

The Master of Science in Nursing with a specialty in Advanced Public Health Nursing prepares nurses for advanced practice in the care of vulnerable populations and communities. The goal of this specialty is to prepare graduates who will promote the health and well-being of populations and communities. Improving the health of populations and communities is addressed through community assessment, program planning and implementation, leadership strategies, health policy development, and program evaluation. Community partnerships and collaborations are emphasized throughout the curriculum. Upon completion of the Master’s program, students are eligible to apply for Advanced Public Health Nursing certification by portfolio through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). See the ANCC website for information on certification by portfolio.

Course Requirements: 47 Credits
Master's Core Courses: 13 Credits
Course Title Credits
NUR 6510 Health Economics, Policy, and Professional Issues for APNs 3
NUR 7015 Research for Evidence-Based Advanced Practice I 4
NUR 7018 Research for Evidence-Based Advanced Practice II 3
NUR 7105 Theoretical Foundations for Advanced Practice 3
Cognates: 16 Credits
BAN 7040 Managing Organizational Change 3
NUR 7865 Foundations of Complementary & Alternative Medicine (CAM): Use in Professional Nursing Practice 3
SW 6540 Effects of Drugs & Alcohol: Social & Physical Function 3
FPH 7015 Biostatistics 4
FPH 7240 Epidemiology 3
Clinical Sequence: 18 Credits
NUR 7840 Advanced Practice Nursing with Individuals/Communities 6
NUR 7855 Advanced Practice Nursing with Groups 6
NUR 7860 Advanced Practice Nursing with Families 6