Alumni Success Stories

Meet some of our accomplished alumnae.

Cara Cook, MS, RN, AHN-BCCara Cook, MS '15, RN, AHN-BC
Climate Change Program Coordinator
Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments

"With such variety in the curriculum — from environmental health to global health to social determinants of health — this program offered valuable content and experiences to expand on my nursing knowledge and practice."

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Katie McElroy, PhD, RNKatie McElroy, PhD '16, MS '10, BSN '98, RN
Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Health
University of Maryland School of Nursing

"[This program] gave me the tools needed — knowledge (that came from coursework), skills (from clinical experiences), a network of people (from faculty, classmates, community contacts) — but most importantly, the passion that is needed to tackle the big problems that affect populations in Baltimore, day after day."

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Carolyn Nganga-Good, MS ’07, BSN ’05, RN ’02, CPHCarolyn Nganga-Good, MS '07, RN, CPH
Nurse Consultant
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration

"I attribute my successes and career advancements to the strong foundation I got from the CPH program and the mentors that have been there throughout my nursing and public health journeys."

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Oluwatosin Olateju, MS, RNOluwatosin Olateju, MS '15, RN
Community Health Nurse Program Supervisor: Reproductive Health and HIV
Howard County Health Department

"Given that my work is at the forefront of public health, I am constantly applying my knowledge of community/public health nursing to my role as program supervisor. … The CPH Program prepared me for my current position in several ways I did not even anticipate until I started taking on various projects in my current role."

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Charlotte Wallace, MS, RNCharlotte Wallace, MS '15, BSN ‘99, RN
Community Health Nurse & Sustainability Coordinator
Anne Arundel Medical Center, Community Health Improvement

"I apply [my Community/Public Health education] in my daily work by addressing health disparities, improving access to care, collation building, and advocacy for vulnerable populations."

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