Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

You are here: Home » Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing » Prospective Students » Graduate Programs » Master's Programs » Advanced Public Health Nursing & Urban Public Health (MS/MPH)
Document Actions

Advanced Public Health Nursing & Urban Public Health (MS/MPH)

The Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing, in collaboration with the School of Public Health, offers a 57-credit program in Advanced 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 master's program at the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( The CUNY School of Public Health is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (


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 an elective course. Course descriptions are available in 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 (18 credits)

PH 750          Fundamentals of Biostatistics (3 cr.)

PH 752          Fundamentals of Epidemiology (3 cr.)

PH 754          Fundamentals of Environmental Health (3 cr.)

PH 755          Fundamentals of Social and Behavioral Health (3 cr.)

PH 756          Fundamentals of Health Policy and Management (3 cr.)

HPM 750        Public Health Management (3 cr.)

Nursing 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.)

Public Health Concentration Courses (12 credits)

Choose either:

COMHE 751    Community Health Interventions (3 cr.)

COMHE 752    Community Organizing and Devlopment for Health (3 cr.)

COMHE 753    Health Program Planning and Funding (3 cr.)

1 Elective       (3 cr.)


EOHS 702      Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health (3 cr.)

EOHS 757      Principles of Industrial Hygiene (3 cr.)

EOHS 754      Environmental and Occupational Toxicology (3 cr.)

1 Elective       (3 cr.)


BIOS 750      Applied Biostatistics I (3 cr.)

BIOS 751      Applied Biostatistics II (3 cr.)

EPI 750        Epidemiologic Methods I: Study Research Design (3 cr.)

EPI 751        Epidemiologic Methods II: Survey and Research Methods (3 cr.)


Advanced Public Health Nurse/Urban Public Health 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.