Public Health Administration

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▼   Clinical Orientation
All students enrolled in the first clinical course are required to attend a mandatory three to four day clinical orientation on campus that fall term. Various clinical skills workshops will be held during the orientation.
▼   Clinical Affiliations
Specialty tracks within the College of Nursing’s graduate program require a practice component. Although faculty assists students in locating appropriate practice/clinical sites, it is the student’s responsibility to secure a site and preceptor if indicated. Students who are unsuccessful in being accepted by an agency in their home community may have to travel to another area to complete practice requirements. Please review the list of Clinical Affiliations on the College of Nursing Web Site. If there is not a clinical site listed near you or you are interested in a site not listed, negotiations should be initiated as soon as you begin the program through the Track Coordinator for your specialty.
▼   DNP Residency
The program does not require a thesis or dissertation; however, students are required to complete an evidence-based scholarly project that results in a quality improvement change and has a substantial effect on healthcare and patient outcomes. Residency requirements for the scholarly project can be completed in the student’s home region with an approved mentor.
▼   Curriculum

MSN-DNP for Advanced Practice Roles must only complete the DNP core, DNP Project Planning & Development, and Residency courses to complete the DNP degree. This is a total of 36 credit hours. The student has a total of five years to complete the degree requirements.

DNP Core Courses
NU 607 - Scientific Underpinnings of Advanced Nursing Practice 3 credit hours
NU 608 - Evidence-Based Practice and Quality Improvement in Healthcare 3 credit hours
NU 610 - Healthcare Policy and Finance 3 credit hours
NU 613 - Organizational & Systems Leadership 3 credit hours
NU 611 - Translating Evidence Into Practice Systems 3 credit hours
NU 612 - Clinical Prevention and Population Health 3 credit hours
NU 615 - Quality Improvement and Outcomes Assessment 3 credit hours
NU 616 - Data Management & Decision Making in Complex Healthcare Systems 3 credit hours
Public Health Administration DNP Project Planning & Development and Residency
CMN 643 - Public Health Administration PP&D 3 credit hours
CMN 644 - Public Health Admin. Residency I - 180 specialty clinical hours 3 credit hours
CMN 645 - Public Health Admin. Residency II - 180 specialty clinical hours 3 credit hours
CMN 646 - Public Health Admin. Residency III - 180 specialty clinical hours 3 credit hours


Please feel free to contact Dr. Karen Hamilton for more information about this specialty: