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Community/Public Health Nursing

Overview

This master's specialty will prepare you for advanced practice in community/public health nursing. With a focus on health promotion and disease prevention the curriculum will give you the opportunity to explore a range of topics including:

  • Health needs of select populations in community contexts
  • Epidemiology, program planning, and evaluation
  • Grant writing, organizational analysis, and public messaging

After graduation, you’ll be able to implement core public health principles and practice in a variety of settings, including local and state health departments, federal and state agencies, schools, and non-governmental agencies. You’ll also be eligible for certification as an Advanced Public Health Nurse— Board Certified.

Web-based courses may be available. Full-time, part-time, and post-master's (non-degree) options are available.

Program Details

Community/Public Health Nursing Sample Plan of Full-Time Study

First Semester (Fall)
Course Title Credits
NURS 701 Science and Research for Advanced Nursing Practice 4
NURS 622 Systems and Populations in Health Care 3
NURS 730 Environmental Health 3
NURS 769 Society, Health and Social Justice 3
  Total 13
Second Semester (Spring)
Course Title Credits
NURS 671 Epidemological Assessment Strategies 3
NURS 732 Program Planning and Evaluation
in Community/Public Health
3
NURS 762 Program Planning and Evaluation
in Community/Public Health Practicum
3
NURS 761 Populations at Risk in Community/Public Health 3
  Total 12
Third Semester (Fall)
Course Title Credits
NURS 733 Leadership in Community/Public Health Nursing 4
NURS 753 Practicum in Leadership
in Community/Public Health Nursing
4
NURS 659 Organizational and Professional Dimensions
of Advanced Nursing Practice
3
  Total 11
Total Credits 36

Post-Master's (non-degree)

Community/Public Health Nursing Sample Plan of Full-time Study

First Semester (Fall)
Course Title Credits
NURS730 Environmental Health 3
NURS769 Society, Health and Social Justice 3
  Total 6
Second Semester (Spring)
Course Title Credits
NURS671 Epidemological Assessment Strategies 3
NURS732 Program Planning and Evaluation for Community/Public Health 3
NURS762 Program Planning and Evaluation for Community/Public Health Practicum 3
NURS761 Populations at Risk in Community/Public Health 3
  Total 12
Third Semester (Fall)
Course Title Credits
NURS733 Leadership in Community/Public Health 4
NURS753 Practicum in Leadership in Community/Public Health 4
  Total 8
Total Credits 26

Faculty

Pat McLaine, DrPh, MPH, RN, specialty director and assistant professor

Susan Antol, MS, RN, assistant professor and director, Wellmobile and school-based wellness programs
Beth Barrows, MS, RN, clinical instructor
Allison Del Bene Davis, PhD, APHN-BC, assistant professor
Kelly Flannery, PhD, RN, assistant professor
Katherine Fornili, MPH, RN, CARN, assistant professor
Robyn Gilden, PhD, RN, assistant professor
Marian Grant, DNP, RN, CRNP, assistant professor
Emilia Iwu, MS, RN, clinical instructor
Jeff Johnson, PhD, professor and director, Office of Global Health
Karen Kauffman, PhD, CRNP-BC, chair and associate professor
Bettina Lee, MS, RN, clinical instructor
Yulan Liang, PhD, associate professor
Jane Lipscomb, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor 
Pat McLaine, DrPH, MPH, RN, assistant professor and specialty director
Marik Moen, MSN, MPH, RN, clinical instructor
Carol O'Neil, PhD, RN, CNE, assistant professor and co-director, Institute for Educators in Nursing and Health Professions
Alyson Ross, PhD, RN, assistant professor
Rosemarie Satyshur, PhD, RN, assistant professor
Katherine Scott, MPH, BSN, RN, clinical instructor
Rebecca Shelley, PhD, RN, assistant professor
Michelle Spencer, MS, RN, clinical instructor
Carla Storr, ScD, MPH, professor
Anita Tarzian, PhD, RN, associate professor
Alison Trinkoff, ScD, MPH, RN, FAAN, professor
Barbara Walsh, DNP, assistant professor
Susan Wozenski, JD, MPH, vice chair and assistant professor
Patricia Zimberg, JD, MS, RN, assistant professor

For admissions requirements and additional information, please contact Tracie Jones, assistant director for admissions, at tjones@son.umaryland.edu.

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