Wayne State University

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Public / Community Health Nursing - Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Clinical Nurse Specialst (CNS)

The Master of Science in Nursing degree with a specialty in Public Community Health Nursing prepares nurses for advanced practice in the care of vulnerable populations and communities. The goal of this program is to prepare clinical nurse specialists 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 will be eligible to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) certification examination for the Clinical Specialist in Public Community Health Nursing.

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
NUR 7545 Principles & Practices of Nursing Service Management 3
NUR 7865 Foundations of Complementary & Alternative Medicine (CAM): Use in Professional Nursing Practice, Clinical Intervention I 3
SW 6540 Effects of Drugs & Alcohol: Social & Physical Function 3
FPH 7015 Biostatistics 4
FPH 7240 Epidemiology 3
Clinical Course 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


Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Program

Course Requirements: MSN Program Above + 11 Credits = 58 Credits
Course Title Credits
NUR 7030 Advanced Nursing Assessment 4
NUR 7890 Special Topics in Nursing: Pathophysiology 4
NUR 7555 Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice 3