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Announcing the ACHNE White Paper: Reimagining Graduate Education for Advanced Public Health Nursing!

The Association of Community Health Nursing Educators (ACHNE) is proud to announce the release of its groundbreaking white paper, "Reimagining Graduate Education for Advanced Public Health Nursing (APHN)." This comprehensive document addresses the critical need to transform master's and doctoral programs to meet the evolving demands of public health practice in the 21st century.

Why is this white paper important?

  • The public health landscape is rapidly changing, driven by global health challenges, emerging infectious diseases, and social determinants of health.
  • Current APHN programs may not fully equip graduates with the skills and knowledge to effectively address these complex issues.
  • This white paper provides a roadmap for reimagining APHN education, ensuring graduates are prepared to lead and innovate in a diverse and dynamic public health environment.

What will you find in the white paper?

  • A critical analysis of the current state of APHN education.
  • Emerging trends and challenges in public health practice.
  • Recommendations for curriculum development, faculty qualifications, and pedagogical approaches.
  • Strategies for fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in APHN programs.
  • Calls to action for educators, practitioners, and policymakers.

This white paper is a must-read for:

  • APHN educators and program directors seeking to enhance their curriculum and prepare graduates for success.
  • Public health practitioners interested in advancing their careers and contributing to positive change.
  • Policymakers and funders committed to strengthening the public health workforce.
  • Anyone passionate about improving health outcomes for individuals and communities around the world.

Download the white paper today and join the conversation on reimagining APHN education!

With Gratitude to the ACHNE Education Committee
Task Force on Graduate Education in Public Health Nursing

Susan M. Swider, PhD, PHNA-BC, FAAN, Rush University, Chicago, IL
Katherine Balint, DNP, PHNA-BC, CRRN, CHSE, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Lori Edwards, DrPH, RN, PHCNS, BC, University of Maryland Baltimore, MD
Rosemary Eustace, PhD, RN, PHNA-BC, CFLE, Wright State University, Dayton, OH
Molly Gabaldo, DNP RN, Chicago Department of Public Health, Chicago, IL
Gary Glauberman, PhD, RN, PHNA-BC, NHDP-BC, University of Hawaii at Manoa School of Nursing, Honolulu, HI
Scott Harpin, PhD, MPH, RN, FSAHM, FNAP, College of Nursing, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Alisa Haushalter, DNP, RN, PHNA-BC, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN
Mikaila Holt, DNP, RN, State of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK
Krista Jones, DNP, RN, PHNA-BC. UIC College of Nursing, Urbana, IL.
Angela Mehringer, MSN, RN, IBCLC, CHSE, FCN, School of Nursing, University of Louisville
Lindsay Novacek, DNP, RN; North Carolina Division of Public Health
Melanie Pearce, DNP, RN, PHNA-BC, Wyoming Department of Health, Cheyenne, WY
Ashley Prentice, MBA, BSN, RN, RUSH Health, Chicago, IL
Lucy Roberts, RN, MS, CNL, AE-C, Master of Public Health/Doctorate of Nursing Practice Candidate, Colorado School of Public Health, Anschutz Medical Campus

Editing: Naomi Ervin, PhD, RN, PHCNS-BC-Retired, FNAP, FAAN

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