Public Health Nurse Certificate Online
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Begins every Fall (August)
- 32 Credits
- 2+ Years to Complete
- Online with Some Live Web Classes
- Visit Campus for 2-3 Days During First Year
- Full- or Part-Time Options
- In-State Tuition Regardless of Residency
As an Advanced Public Health Nurse (APHN), you will:
- be educated in nursing, social and public health sciences
- understand the population-focused care of vulnerable populations in rural areas
- possess advanced skills and knowledge for leadership positions
As a graduate of the APHN Track from the UND College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines, you 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 American Nurses Association's Scope and Standards of Practice for Public Health Nursing
- assume the roles and behaviors of an advanced public health nurse
- 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 healthcare and to influence health policy for vulnerable rural populations
- contribute to the development of public health nursing policy, nursing practice and the profession
After successful completion of your program, you will be eligible to become certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as an Advanced Public Health Nurse.
NOTE: If you do not have your master's degree in nursing, you may pursue your APHN certification with the online Master of Science degree program.
This program was funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Professions, Division of Nursing.