MSN in Advanced Public Health Nursing (APHN)

The MSN in Advanced Public Health Nursing (APHN) prepares nurses for advanced care of populations and communities, and to be the voice for public health nursing in the field. 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.

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Course requirements: 33 credits
Master's core courses: 15 credits

Course Title Credits
NUR 7222 Leadership in Health Policy, Ethics and Change 3
NUR 7000 Statistics in Nursing 3
NUR 8625 Evidence-Based Nursing Practice: Theoretical & Methodological Issues 3
NUR 7105 Theoretical Foundations for Nursing 3
NUR 8895 Population Health 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

Bridge Graduate Certificate in Public Health Practice (BGC-PHP) (optional)
(Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences)

Course requirements: 15 Credits (core: 13 credits; elective: 2-3 credits)

Course Title Credits
FPH 7011 Foundation of Public Health 3
FPH 7012 Social Justice in Public Health 3
FPH 7015 Biostatistics I 3
FPH 7240 Epidemiology 3
  Elective Course 3


Graduate Specialty Coordinator

Katherine Balint, DNP, RN, APHN-BC, MSN-NA, CRRN, FCN
204 Cohn