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School of Nursing  :  Academic Programs   :  Doctor of Nursing Practice  :  Post-Bachelor's DNP  :  Public Health Nursing

Post-Bachelor's Doctor of Nursing Practice

Public Health Nursing
Leadership Major

The Public Health Nursing specialty is for both novice and experienced nurses in public/community health, or those desiring to move from individual patient care to influencing populations. Graduates develop skills in advanced community-based interventions and outcomes measurement, with emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention strategies for a targeted population. Advanced skills include leading and influencing local to national public health agendas through program development, funding, implementation and evaluation; health policy creation; and management of public health entities.

Graduates will find employment in state and county health departments, national and regional agencies or as leaders in community-based clinical and advocacy agencies. The Public Health Nursing DNP curriculum is 75 credit hours. All required courses are offered online..

Summary of Course Requirements

Common Core

Course

Credit Hrs.

NRSG 748

Theories for Practice and Research: Individual, Family, Community

3

NRSG 754

Health Care Research

3

NRSG 755

Health Care Professionalism: Issues and Roles

3

Leadership Core

NRSG 808

Social Context for Health Care Policy

2

NRSG 820

Organizational Communication and Program Planning

2

NRSG 826

Global Perspectives and Diversity in Health Care

2

NRSG 880

Organizational Foundations for Leading Change

3

NRSG 885

Evaluation and Analysis for Health Care Effectiveness

2

Public Health Nursing Specialty Core

NRSG 809

Health Promotion and Complementary Therapies

3

NRSG 827 & 828

Advanced Concepts in Public Health Nursing/Practicum

2 & 3

PRVM 830

Environmental Health

3

NRSG 839 Global Perspectives: Practicum 2

DNP  Core

 

PRVM 800

Principles of Epidemiology

3

NRSG 804

Interpreting Research for Applied Science

3

NRSG 941

Preparing the Doctoral Leader

3

Capstone

 

NRSG 980

Capstone Project for DNP

6

DNP Specialty Area: Public Health Nursing

 

NRSG 857 Transforming Healthcare: Information Systems and Technology 3

NRSG 919

Theoretical Foundations for Leading and Communicating in Organizations

3

NRSG 920

Microsystems in Healthcare Operations

3

Student selects 15 credits of DNP specialty courses, in nursing or other related disciplines

15 total

Total Credits Required for DNP degree

75

Sample Plans of Study: Full timePDF document (image) ------ Or ------ Part timePDF document (image)

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