Post-Master’s Certificate - Public and Population Health Nursing Online

Strengthen your professional nursing role to positively impact societal health care outcomes.

Apply by: 3/4/22
Start Class: 3/21/22
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Program Overview

Get insights into our Post-Master’s Certificate - Public & Population Health Nursing online program

$4,950 Tuition
As few as 6 months Program Duration
11 Credit Hours

In the Post-Master’s Certificate - Public and Population Health Nursing online program at Worcester State University, remain on the cutting edge of knowledge and interventions regarding community and global health care trends, issues, and challenges. With public health concerns on the rise, more nurses are needed to engage in community-based intervention and lead the way to a healthier society. This short certificate program is designed to be completed in just a few months, so you can meet this demand as quickly as possible.

As part of the curriculum, you will explore the most relevant issues in today’s large-scale health industry and gain the opportunity to specialize your studies in global and cross-cultural health or health systems transformation. Throughout every course, you will learn from experienced faculty who are experts in their field. In fact, the Dr. Lillian R. Goodman Department of Nursing at Worcester State is one of seven U.S. nursing schools recognized for innovative population health curricula and best practices by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in the organizations' Academic Partnerships to Improve Health (APIH) initiative.

This 11-credit academic program prepares you for evidence-based nursing practice with a growing focus on multidisciplinary care and the nurse’s role as leader and manager of the client’s health care. As an MS-level nurse with experience in nursing care, intervention, and advocacy, you will build on your knowledge of larger aggregate populations that you may encounter in your current and future nursing roles.

The innovative Post-Master’s Certificate - Public & Population Health Nursing credential leads you to advanced community roles that even an MPH cannot, such as expanded nursing positions, unique teaching opportunities, and global clinical health care service and prepares you for doctoral study.

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The master's degree and post-master's certificate programs in nursing at Worcester State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

In this Post-Master’s Certificate - Public and Population Health Nursing online program, you will:

  • Learn to use evidence-informed decision-making models and analytic skills to nimbly respond to pressing societal needs
  • Become equipped with leading-edge, interdisciplinary research to lead sustainable change in community and population health practice
  • Develop skills to serve vulnerable populations and communities through intensive practicum internship
  • Build a professional network from a wide range of disciplines

  • Learn to use evidence-informed decision-making models and analytic skills to nimbly respond to pressing societal needs
  • Become equipped with leading-edge, interdisciplinary research to lead sustainable change in community and population health practice
  • Develop skills to serve vulnerable populations and communities through intensive practicum internship
  • Build a professional network from a wide range of disciplines

Career Outcomes:

  • Education: Nursing Faculty, Manager of School Health Services, RN to BSN Program Director
  • Health Care: Division Director, Care Manager, Chronic Disease Program Manager, Director of Clinical Services
  • Government: Community Health Director, Public Health Nursing Fellow/Advisor, U.S. Public Health Service Nurse, Equity & Environment Program Manager
  • Tribal Institutions: Community Health Program Supervisor
  • Nonprofit : Program Director, Mental Health Project Manager, Regional Director of Health Equity, Chief Nursing Officer
  • Business: Self-Employed Public Health Nurse Consultant, Employee Health Nurse and Program Supervisor

  • Education: Nursing Faculty, Manager of School Health Services, RN to BSN Program Director
  • Health Care: Division Director, Care Manager, Chronic Disease Program Manager, Director of Clinical Services
  • Government: Community Health Director, Public Health Nursing Fellow/Advisor, U.S. Public Health Service Nurse, Equity & Environment Program Manager
  • Tribal Institutions: Community Health Program Supervisor
  • Nonprofit : Program Director, Mental Health Project Manager, Regional Director of Health Equity, Chief Nursing Officer
  • Business: Self-Employed Public Health Nurse Consultant, Employee Health Nurse and Program Supervisor

In this Post-Master’s Certificate - Public and Population Health Nursing online program, you will:

  • Learn to use evidence-informed decision-making models and analytic skills to nimbly respond to pressing societal needs
  • Become equipped with leading-edge, interdisciplinary research to lead sustainable change in community and population health practice
  • Develop skills to serve vulnerable populations and communities through intensive practicum internship
  • Build a professional network from a wide range of disciplines

  • Learn to use evidence-informed decision-making models and analytic skills to nimbly respond to pressing societal needs
  • Become equipped with leading-edge, interdisciplinary research to lead sustainable change in community and population health practice
  • Develop skills to serve vulnerable populations and communities through intensive practicum internship
  • Build a professional network from a wide range of disciplines

Career Outcomes:

  • Education: Nursing Faculty, Manager of School Health Services, RN to BSN Program Director
  • Health Care: Division Director, Care Manager, Chronic Disease Program Manager, Director of Clinical Services
  • Government: Community Health Director, Public Health Nursing Fellow/Advisor, U.S. Public Health Service Nurse, Equity & Environment Program Manager
  • Tribal Institutions: Community Health Program Supervisor
  • Nonprofit : Program Director, Mental Health Project Manager, Regional Director of Health Equity, Chief Nursing Officer
  • Business: Self-Employed Public Health Nurse Consultant, Employee Health Nurse and Program Supervisor

  • Education: Nursing Faculty, Manager of School Health Services, RN to BSN Program Director
  • Health Care: Division Director, Care Manager, Chronic Disease Program Manager, Director of Clinical Services
  • Government: Community Health Director, Public Health Nursing Fellow/Advisor, U.S. Public Health Service Nurse, Equity & Environment Program Manager
  • Tribal Institutions: Community Health Program Supervisor
  • Nonprofit : Program Director, Mental Health Project Manager, Regional Director of Health Equity, Chief Nursing Officer
  • Business: Self-Employed Public Health Nurse Consultant, Employee Health Nurse and Program Supervisor
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Tuition

Budget-friendly tuition designed for you

Worcester State tuition is extremely affordable. Plus, you can pay by the course—making it easy to budget. Worcester State is committed to offering a high-quality education that is accessible to students at all levels of financial need.

$450 Per Credit Hour
$4,950* Tuition
Program Per Credit Hour Per Program
Post Master’s Certificate - Public and Population Health Nursing $450 $4,950

Additional Fees

Application: $50

*Worcester State reserves the right to change tuition and fees at any time.

Calendar

Don’t miss these upcoming deadlines

It's always a good time to earn your post-master’s certificate from Worcester State University online. We offer several start dates during the year so you can begin your program when it's most convenient. Check out the chart below for important dates.

Now enrolling:
3/4/22 Next Application Due Date
3/21/22 Next Class Start Date
SessionStart DateApplication DeadlineRegistration DeadlineDocument DeadlineTuition DeadlineLast Class Day
Spring 23/21/223/4/223/16/223/11/223/18/225/8/22
Summer 15/16/224/29/225/11/225/6/225/13/227/3/22
Summer 27/11/226/24/227/6/227/1/227/8/228/28/22
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Admissions

Get started today on your application for the online Post-Master’s Certificate - Public and Population Health Nursing program

The admission process is the first step toward earning your online certificate at Worcester State. Please read the admission guidelines to ensure you qualify.

MSN Degree from a regionally accredited institution
2.75 GPA or higher
RN License active and unencumbered
  • Master of Science in Nursing degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Grade point average of 2.75 or higher
  • Active, unencumbered RN license in the state you would like to complete practicum hours
  • Two professional references
  • Career essay

Official transcripts may be mailed or emailed directly from the granting institution(s) to:

Mailing Address:
Graduate Admissions Office
Worcester State University
486 Chandler Street
Worcester, MA 01602

Courses

Review the curriculum for your online Post-Master’s Certificate - Public and Population Health Nursing

For the Post-Master’s Certificate - Public and Population Health Nursing online, you are required to take three courses for a total of 11 credit hours.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Public and population health nursing is shaped by social, behavioral, cultural, and demographic factors that impact healthcare at multiple levels. In this course, students develop an understanding of the history of public health and public health nursing, public health law and ethics, system infrastructure, and health equity and health disparities. Students analyze theories and research that will assist them in understanding the social determinants of health. Students develop models to assess and deliver healthcare to promote a culture of health in identified populations.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
In this course, students continue to develop specialized knowledge and skills in advanced public health nursing (PHN) and the delivery of population healthcare within the context of inter-professional practice. Students gain a greater understanding of public health and population health informatics, environmental health issues, evidence-based public health, and the role of advocacy for policy and social change. The focus of the course is on the assessment and development of culturally sensitive interventions targeted at community and population levels through a practicum experience. Note: Must complete before NU 964.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
As a culminating experience, MS students are provided the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to synthesize and integrate advanced knowledge and skills acquired throughout the program and to apply theory and principles in a public health project focused on social change. For this project, students write a grant proposal for a public health initiative or create a community health program plan. The project must address the needs of a specific population in the student’s field site community. Students are also required to describe how the ANCC Advanced Public Health Nursing Scope and Standards were demonstrated while carrying out the project. Note: Taken as the last course. NU 963 must be completed prior to this course.

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