Community/Public Health Nursing (MS)
The Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing offers a 42-credit program in Community/Public Health Nursing leading to a Master of Science (MS) 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 (www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation).
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)
How to Apply
For more information, please contact Dr. Judith Aponte, Community/Public Health Nursing Specialization Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-481-7568.