Community/Public Health Nursing & Urban Public Health (MS/MPH)
MASTER’S PROGRAM in COMMUNITY/PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING & URBAN PUBLIC HEALTH (Dual Degree—MS/MPH)
The Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing of the City University of New York, in collaboration with the School of Public Health, offers a 57-credit program in Community/Public Health Nursing and Urban Public Health. The program leads to a Master of Science degree in nursing and a Master of Public Health degree. It prepares advanced public health nurses who can assume leadership roles in community and population health in a variety of settings, including community-based programs, clinics and public health agencies. Students learn to apply advanced knowledge and research findings to practice through coursework and 500 hours of supervised clinical experience. Graduates of the program meet the educational requirements for board certification as an Advanced Public Health Nurse by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
The program consists of core courses taken with other graduate students in nursing; courses taken in the School of Public Health; specialization courses, and an elective course.
The master’s program at the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation). The CUNY School of Public Health is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (http://ceph.org/).
Requirements for Admissions:
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Minimum requirements include:
- Graduation from an accredited baccalaureate program in nursing
- Licensure and current registration as an RN in New York State
- Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 overall and in nursing coursework
- Completion of a basic statistics course and an undergraduate research course
- Completion of an on-line application form including a personal statement and at least two relevant letters of recommendation
- Scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
Please note that these are the minimum requirements; meeting them does not guarantee admission.
Course descriptions are available in the Hunter College Graduate Catalog.
N700 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Science (3 cr.)
N702 Advanced Nursing Research (3 cr.)
N704 Health Care Systems & Policy (3 cr.)
N749 Health Promotion & Disease Prevention in Diverse Populations (3 cr.)
School of Public Health core courses:
PH750 Introduction to Biostatistics (3 cr.)
PH752 Introduction to Epidemiology (3 cr.)
PH754 Environmental Health & Safety (3 cr.)
PH755 Urban Health and Society (3 cr.)
PH756 Public Health & Health Care Policy and Management (3 cr.)
HPM750· Public Health Management (3 cr.)
Nursing Specialization Courses:
N771 Community/Public Health Nursing I· (5 cr.)
N772 Community/Public Health Nursing II (5 cr.)
N773 Community/Public Health Nursing III (5 cr.)
Public Health Concentration Courses—
COMHE751 Community Health Interventions (3 cr.)
COMHE752 Community Organizing & Devlpt. for Health (3 cr.)
COMHE753 Health Program & Planning Funding (3 cr.)
EOHS702 Introduction to Occupational Health (3 cr.)
EOHS757 Principles of Industrial Hygiene (3 cr.)
EOHS754 Environmental & Occupational Toxicology (3 cr.)
Elective (3 cr.)
Tuition and Fees:
As a tax-supported institution, Hunter College keeps tuition and fees relatively low. For information on tuition and fees, click here.
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For further information, contact the Community/Public Health Nursing specialization coordinator, Dr. Judith Aponte, firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-481-7568.