Community/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 Community/Public Health Nursing and Urban Public Health. The program leads to a Master of Science (MS) degree in nursing and a Master of Public Health (MPH) 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 (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/).
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)
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.)
How to Apply
For more information, please contact Dr. Judith Aponte, Community/Public Health Nursing Specialization Coordinator, at email@example.com or 212-481-7568.