Wayne State University

M.S.N. in Advanced Public Health Nursing (APHN)

The M.S.N. in Advanced Public Health Nursing (APHN) prepares nurses for advanced care of populations and communities. The APHN promotes 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. The goal of this program is to prepare nurses who meet the APHN core competencies in education, practice, leadership, and research. The program sees the APHN as the voice for public health nursing. Graduates are eligible to seek American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Advanced Public Health Nursing board certification through portfolio assessment. Certification through portfolio is a new assessment methodology; no exam is required.

Coordinator

Joan Bickes, D.N.P., RN, PHCNS-BC
262 Cohn
313-577-8582
ad4936@wayne.edu

Curriculum

Course requirements: 38 credits
Master's core courses: 13 credits
Course Title Credits
NUR 7222 Leadership in Health Policy, Ethics and Change 3
NUR 7015 Research for Evidence-Based Nursing I 4
NUR 7018 Research for Evidence-Based Nursing II 3
NUR 7105 Theoretical Foundations for Nursing 3
Cognates: 7 credits
FPH 7015 Biostatistics I 4
FPH 7240 Epidemiology 3
Practicum Sequence: 18 credits
NUR 7025 Community-Based Participatory Research 3
NUR 7040 Comprehensive Community Assessment  5
NUR 7055 Health Promotion and Prevention with Diverse Populations 5
NUR 7065 Program Planning, Quality Improvement and Evaluation Residency 5
 

Graduate Certificate in Public Health Practice (optional)
(Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences)

Course requirements: 15 Credits
Course Title Credits
FPH 7010 Introductory Seminar to Public Health 1
FPH 7420 Principles of Environmental Health  3
FPH  Electives in Public Health 4
FPH 7240* Epidemiology 3

FPH 7015*

Biostatistics 4

*May be applied to Graduate Certificate if taken in M.S.N. APHN program.