The Community/Public Health Nursing specialty prepares nurses to assume leadership in assessing communities and populations, identifying high risk groups, and in partnership with communities, consumers, and stakeholders, developing culturally-sensitive, acceptable and realistic community-based nursing interventions. Graduates are expected to demonstrate PHN Competencies identified by the Quad Council (2004).
Upon graduation, individuals will meet the educational requirements for the exam leading to Board Certification by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as an Advanced Public Health Nurse.
Graduates of this program are prepared to work in
Public Health Departments
Home Health Agencies
The course of study consists of 38 credit hours and can be completed in 36 months of part-time study.
General requirements for Master's students at UNC Charlotte can be found on the Graduate Admissions website by clicking here. Additional information can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions page.
The SON accepts GRE scores from both old and new test formats. Equivalency tables for old scores (200-800) and new scores (130-170) are used so that the published preferred GRE score for admission will not change.
In addition to the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School, the following are required for admission to the MSN Systems/Population: Community Public Health Nursing specialty:
Application Deadlines: Applications are reviewed on a year-round basis and follow deadlines published by the Graduate School.
Process: All applications are submitted online to the Graduate School using Apply Yourself. Information about the GRE or the MAT, the University Catalog, the Apply Yourself application system can be obtained from the Graduate School at: http://graduateschool.uncc.edu/admissions.
9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28223-0001
The Community/Public Health Nursing program consists of 38 semester hours and is completed on a part-time basis. Specialty courses are only offered biannually during odd years. Interested Students may enroll concurrently in either the Nurse Educator or the Nurse Administrator Certificate Program.
* Approved online electives include the following. Other courses may be approved in concert with faculty advisor.
NURS 6301 - Curriculum and Instruction in Nursing Education
NURS 6302 - Trends and Issues in Nursing Education
NURS 6303 - Instructional Technology in Nursing Education
NURS 6185 - Theory and Application of Organizational Behavior
NURS 6090 - Selected Topics in Nursing
NURS 6275 - Health Promotion and Nutrition for Older Adults
For Part-time Cohorts beginning Summer of 2012.
2013 - 2014
Ms. Shanna Coles
Program Manager, Distance Education