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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 (12 credits)

NURS 700    Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Science (3 cr.)

NURS 702    Advanced Nursing Research (3 cr.)

NURS 704    Health Care Systems and Policy (3 cr.)

NURS 749    Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Diverse Populations (3 cr.)

School of Public Health Core Courses (9 credits)

PH 750        Fundamentals of Biostatistics (3 cr.)

PH 752        Fundamentals of Epidemiology (3 cr.)

PH 754        Fundamentals of Environmental Health (3 cr.)

Specialization Courses (15 credits)

NURS 771    Community/Public Health Nursing I (5 cr.)

NURS 772    Community/Public Health Nursing II (5 cr.)

NURS 773    Community/Public Health Nursing III (5 cr.)

Electives (6 credits)


Advanced Public Health Nurse fact sheet (PDF)


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 or 212-481-7568.