- Adult-Gerontology NP
- BSN On-campus
- Doctor of Nursing Practice
- Family Nurse Practitioner
- Nurse Anesthesia
- Nurse Educator
- PhD in Nursing
- Psychiatric and Mental Health
- RN to BSN
- Nutrition and Dietetics
- Community Nutrition
- MS in Nutrition
- Social Work
- MSW Distance Concentration
- MSW On Campus Concentration
- MSW Distance Foundation
Overview and Objectives
The Advanced Public Health Nurse track (APHN) educates nurses in nursing, social, and public health sciences, while emphasizing population-focused care of vulnerable populations in rural areas. Skills and knowledge for advanced practice leadership in population-focused care are accentuated. The program is distance-delivered. The course of study requires 40-42 credits, depending on if Thesis or Independent Study option is chosen. Graduates of the program will be eligible to become certified as an Advanced Public Health Nurse, through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. A Post Master's Certificate in Nursing for the APHN is also available.
The APHN Track objectives build upon the Department of Nursing Masters Degree Program Outcomes by expecting that upon completion the student will be able to:
- Integrate theories, research, and experiential knowledge into APHN practice.
- Demonstrate advanced practice skills in the provision of population-focused care, consistent with ANA’s Scope and Standards of Practice for Public Health Nursing.
- Assume the roles and behaviors of an APHN.
- Utilize research to effectively improve the care of populations, consistent with the APHN role.
- Effect change in public health nursing using leadership, management, and teaching strategies.
- Collaborate with other disciplines and partner with communities to improve health and health care and influence health policy for vulnerable rural populations.
- Contribute to the development of public health nursing policy, nursing practice, and the profession.