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Advanced Public Health Nursing (MS)


The Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing offers a 42-credit program in Advanced Public Health Nursing leading to a Master of Science degree. This program 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 master’s program at the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( .)


Course of Study

The program consists of core courses taken with other graduate students in nursing; courses taken in the School of Public Health; specialization courses and elective courses. Electives may be chosen from any graduate program at Hunter College.

Course descriptions are available from the Graduate Catalog (2015-16).

Nursing Core Courses:

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.)

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.)

Electives (6 cr.)


Advanced Public Health Nurse (MS) fact sheet


How to Apply

Review our admission requirements for all nursing master's specializations.
Information on the application process is available from the Office of Graduate Admissions.

For more information, please contact Dr. Judith Aponte, Advanced Public Health Nurse Specialization Coordinator, at (212) 481-7568 or

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