PHN Educational Programs

Programs Offering PHN Education

This list has been compiled by ACHNE members highlighting the programs offered by their schools.  If you would like to add your school’s profile please click here.  To update your listing, please contact ACHNE headquarters with your edits.  Feel free to direct others to this site for a current list of educational programs in Community Public Health Nursing.

Public Health Nursing Programs

Note:  This list of programs has been compiled by ACHNE members and is not necessarily an all inclusive list of programs.

Alabama

University of Alabama at Birmingham, SON
Contact: Kathleen Brown,
Chair Community Health, Outcome, and Systems Department
RN Completion (Certification Preparation N/A): Available Online
MPH/MS/MSN Dual Degree: Available Online
PhD: Available Online

University of South Alabama
Contact: Alice Godfrey or Karen Hamilton
RN Completion (Certification Preparation N/A): Available Online
MS/MSN in C/PHN: Available Online
Prepares Graduate for PHCNS/APHN Certification: Yes
DNP is C/PHN: Available Online
   
Arizona

Brookline College

 
   
California
California State University, San Bernardino
Contact: Dr. Teresa Dodd-Butera
Prepares Graduate for PHCNS/APHN Certification: Yes
Hybrid-online program on both San Bernardino and Palm Desert campuses.
California State University Long Beach
Contact: Gayle Early, PhD, APRN, PHN, FNP-BC gayle.early@csulb.edu
Prepares Graduate for PHCNS/APHN Certification: Yes
New Advanced Public Health Nursing program beginning Fall 2017, applications accepted until Feb. 2017. Hybrid instruction, 1/2 to 2/3 online and remainder classroom.
   

University of California,
San Francisco, SON
Dept of Community Health Systems

Contact: Carol Dawson-Rose
MS/MSN in C/PHN: Available Onsite ONLY
Prepares Graduate for PHCNS/APHN Certification: Yes

 
   
Colorado
Colorado State University-Pueblo
Contact: Sue Nichols
RN Completion (Certification Preparation N/A): Available Online
Regis University Loretto Heights School of Nursing
Contact: Karen Pennington Director of RN-BSN and MS Programs
RN Completion (Certification Preparation N/A): Available Online
   
University of Colorado,
Colorado Springs Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Contact: Sherry Lee, RN-BSN Option Coordinator
RN Completion (Certification Preparation N/A): Available Online
 
   
University of Colorado (Anschutz Medical Campus) Denver
DNP/MPH: Oonline
DNP- PH option (post Master’s): Online
 
   
Connecticut

Sacred Heart University
Contact: Admissions Team (877) 791-7181
RN Completion (Certification Preparation N/A): Available Online
MS/MSN in C/PHN: Available Online
Prepares Graduate for PHCNS/APHN Certification: Yes
MPH/MS/MSN Dual Degree: Available Online
Prepares Graduate for PHCNS/APHN Certification: Yes

 
   
DC

The Catholic University of America
Contact: Admissions - 855-295-5711
MS/MSN in C/PHN: Available Online
DNP in C/PHN: - Available Online
PhD:- Available Online

 
   
Hawaii
University of Hawaii at Manoa SON
Contact: Kristine Qureshi
Phone: 808-956-2638
MS/MSN in C/PHN: Available Online
DNP in C/PHN: Available Online
 
   
Illinois
Benedictine University Online, Master of Science in Nursing
Contact: Admissions Team 866-295-3104
Masters in Nursing (MSN): Available Online
Additional nursing programs available on campus
Rush University
Contact: Susan Swider
DNP is C/PHN: Available Online
Prepares Graduate for PHCNS/APHN Certification: Yes
   
St. Xavier University Online, Clinical Nurse leader Program
Contact: Admissions Team 866-319-8966
Master of Science in Nursing in Clinical Nurse: Available Online
Additional nursing programs available on campus
 
   
University of Illinois at Chicago
Contact: Catherine Tredway, Program Coordinator
RN Completion (Certification Preparation N/A): Available Online
 
   
Kansas
University of Kansas, School of Nursing
Contact: Debbie Stratton, Senior Coordinator
RN Completion (Certification Preparation N/A): Available Online
MS/MSN in C/PHN: Available Online
Prepares Graduate for PHCNS/APHN Certification: Yes
DNP is C/PHN: Available Online
Prepares Graduate for PHCNS/APHN Certification: Yes
MPH/MS/MSN Dual Degree: Available Online
Prepares Graduate for PHCNS/APHN Certification: Yes
PhD: Available Online
University of St. Mary Online, RN-BSN Program
Contact: Admissions Team 877-307-4915
RN-Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Available Online
Additional nursing programs available on campus
   
Kentucky
Eastern Kentucky University, Department of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing
Contact: Angie Wheeler
RN Completion (Certification Preparation N/A): Available Onsite ONLY
MS/MSN in C/PHN: Available Online
DNP is C/PHN: Available Online
 
   
Louisiana
Loyola University New Orleans Online, RN-MSN Program
Contact: Admissions Team 866-789-9809
BLEND Program (MSN Bridge) - RN to MSN: Available Onsite
Additional nursing programs available on campus
 
   
Maryland
Johns Hopkins University
Contact: Joan Kub, Associate Professor
MS/MSN in C/PHN: Available Onsite ONLY
Prepares Graduate for PHCNS/APHN Certification: Yes
DNP is C/PHN: C/PHN project Available Online
Prepares Graduate for PHCNS/APHN Certification: Yes
MPH/MS/MSN Dual Degree: Available Onsite ONLY
Prepares Graduate for PHCNS/APHN Certification: Yes
PhD: Available Onsite ONLY
Prepares Graduate for PHCNS/APHN Certification: Yes
University of Maryland School of Nursing
Contact: Karen Kauffman, Chair, Department of Family and Community Health, Kathleen McPhaul, Community/Public Health Nursing Specialty Director
RN Completion (Certification Preparation N/A): Available Online
MS/MSN in C/PHN: Available Online
Prepares Graduate for PHCNS/APHN Certification: Yes
DNP is C/PHN: Available Online
Prepares Graduate for PHCNS/APHN Certification: Yes
MPH/MS/MSN Dual Degree: Available Online
Prepares Graduate for PHCNS/APHN Certification: Yes
PhD: Available Online
Prepares Graduate for PHCNS/APHN Certification: Yes
   
Massachusetts
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth College of Nursing
DNP Program
MS Program
PhD Program
Contact: Gail Russell, Graduate Program Director
RN Completion (Certification Preparation N/A): Available Online
MS/MSN in C/PHN: Available Onsite ONLY
DNP is C/PHN: Available Onsite ONLY
Prepares Graduate for PHCNS/APHN Certification: Yes
PhD:Available Onsite ONLY
Boston College
Contact: Rosanna DeMarco
MS/MSN in C/PHN: Available Onsite ONLY
Prepares Graduate for PHCNS/APHN Certification: Yes
PhD: Available Onsite ONLY
   
Worcester State University
Contact: Stephanie Chalupka, EdD, RN, PHCNS-BC, FAAOHN
Certification Preparation: Yes
MS in C/PHN available in Blended/Hybrid (50% online/50% face to face) format.
Post MS Certificate in Community & Public Health Nursing available in Blended/Hybrid (50% online/50% face to face) format.
 
   
Michigan
University of Michigan School of Nursing
Contact: Angela Kerner
MS/MSN in C/PHN: Available Onsite ONLY
Prepares Graduate for PHCNS/APHN Certification: Yes
DNP is C/PHN: Available Onsite ONLY
Prepares Graduate for PHCNS/APHN Certification: Yes
PhD: Available Onsite ONLY
 
   
Minnesota
University of Minnesota School of Nursing
Contact: Linda Olson-Keller
DNP is C/PHN: Available Online
Prepares Graduate for PHCNS/APHN Certification: Yes
PhD: Available Onsite ONLY
 
   
Nebraska
Concordia University Nebraska
Contact: Molly Fitzke, Program Director
RN Completion (Certification Preparation N/A): Available Online
Concordia University (Nebraska) Online, RN-BSN Program
Contact: Admissions Team 877-497-5848
RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Available Online
Additional nursing programs available on campus
   
New Mexico
New Mexico State University
Contact: Kathlen Huttlinger
DNP is C/PHN: Available Online
Prepares Graduate for PHCNS/APHN Certification: Yes
PhD: Available Online
 
   
New York
University at Albany School of Public Health Center for Public Health Continuing Education
Contact: Michelle Cravetz
Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing, Hunter College, City University of New York
Contact: Dr. Judith Aponte
RN Completion (Certification Preparation N/A): Available Onsite ONLY
MS/MSN in C/PHN: Available Onsite ONLY
Prepares Graduate for PHCNS/APHN Certification: Yes
MPH/MS/MSN Dual Degree: Available Onsite ONLY
Prepares Graduate for PHCNS/APHN Certification: Yes
   
Utica College
Contact: Program Manager: (866) 295-3106
RN Completion (Certification Preparation N/A): Available Online
 
   
North Carolina
Queens University of Charlotte Online
Contact: Online Graduate Admissions (866)313-2356
MSN with Clinical Nurse Leader Track: Available Online
University of North Carolina at Charlotte School of Nursing
Contact: Associate Director Graduate Division
MS/MSN in C/PHN: Available Online
   
North Dakota
University of North Dakota College of Nursing
Contact: Tracy Evanson, Track Director
RN Completion (Certification Preparation N/A): Available Online
MS/MSN in C/PHN: Available Online
Prepares Graduate for PHCNS/APHN Certification: Yes
PhD: Available Online
Dickinson State University
Contact: Mary Anne Marsh, Chair, Department of Nursing
RN Completion (Certification Preparation N/A): Available Onsite ONLY
   
Ohio
Cedarville University
Contact: Rachel Parrill, PhD, RN, APHN-BC rparrill@cedarville.edu 937-766-6219
MS/MSN in C/PHN: Available Onsite
Prepares Graduate for PHCNS/APHN Certification: Yes
The Ohio State University College of Nursing
Contact: Barb Polivka
RN Completion (Certification Preparation N/A): Available Online
MS/MSN in C/PHN: Available Onsite ONLY
Prepares Graduate for PHCNS/APHN Certification: Yes
   
Pennsylvania
Gannon University Online, RN-BSN Program
Contact: Admissions 877.497.5854
RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Available Online
Additional nursing programs available on campus 
 
   
Rhode Island
Rhode Island College
Contact: Mary Byrd
MS/MSN in C/PHN: Available Onsite ONLY
Prepares Graduate for PHCNS/APHN Certification: Yes
 
   
Texas
University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing or http://www.utexas.edu/nursing/academics/gr_con.html#public
Contact: Alexandra Garcia, PhD, RN, APHN, CNE, FAAN
RN Completion (Certification Preparation N/A): Available Online
MS/MSN in C/PHN: Available Onsite ONLY
Prepares Graduate for PHCNS/APHN Certification: Yes
PhD: Available Onsite ONLY
University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio School of Nursing
Family & Community Health Systems Department
Contact: Marion Donohoe, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC
Post-master's DNP Program provides PH certificate from UT Houston School of Public Heath and preparation for PHN Portfolio
   
Virginia
University of Virginia
Contact: Mary Gibson
MS/MSN in C/PHN: Available Online
Prepares Graduate for PHCNS/APHN Certification: Yes
University of Virginia, School of Nursing
Contact: Pam Kulbok, Professor of Nursing and Public Health Sciences Chair
RN Completion (Certification Preparation N/A): Available Onsite ONLY
MS/MSN in C/PHN: Available Online
Prepares Graduate for PHCNS/APHN Certification: Yes
   
Washington
University of Washington School of Nursing
Seattle
Bothell
Tacoma
Contact: Noel Chrisman, Community Health Nursing Program Director
RN Completion (Certification Preparation N/A): Available Onsite ONLY
MS/MSN in C/PHN: Available Onsite ONLY
Prepares Graduate for PHCNS/APHN Certification: Yes
DNP is C/PHN: Available Onsite ONLY
Prepares Graduate for PHCNS/APHN Certification: Yes
PhD: Available Onsite ONLY
Washington State University College of Nursing - Spokane & Vancouver, WA
Contact: Graduate Program Coordinator, Tami Kelley 509-324-7334
MS/MSN in C/PHN: Hybrid program with students attending in-person once every two to three weeks. Remaining coursework is online.
Prepares Graduate for PHCNS/APHN Certification: Yes
DNP is C/PHN: Hybrid program with students attending in-person once every two to three weeks. Remaining coursework is online
Prepares Graduate for PHCNS/APHN Certification: Yes
   
Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Contact:Sylvia Forbes-DNP Information & Robin Jens – PhD information
DNP is C/PHN: Available Onsite ONLY
Prepares Graduate for PHCNS/APHN Certification: Yes
PhD: Available Online
Prepares Graduate for PHCNS/APHN Certification: Yes
 
   

 

 

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