Program Overview

The Community/Public Health Nursing specialty prepares nurses to assume leadership in assessing communities and populations, identifying high risk groups, and in partnership with communities, consumers, and stakeholders, developing culturally-sensitive, acceptable and realistic community-based nursing interventions. Graduates are expected to demonstrate PHN Competencies identified by the Quad Council (2004).

Upon graduation, you will be qualified to sit for the exam leading to Board Certification by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as an Advanced Public Health Nurse.

Graduates of this program are prepared to work in:

Public Health Departments • Home Health Agencies • Hospice • Community Organizations • Wellness Centers • School Systems • Faith Communities • Industry • Rural/Urban Settings