Emphasizing the development of advanced community-based practice skills in addition to the study of public policy, leadership and research methods, the Advanced Community Public Health program makes it possible for students to contribute to the country’s changing health care environment at both the community and policy levels.
Graduates of Seattle University’s Advanced Community Public Health program go on to work in a variety of settings, including school health, community health and wellness centers, community-based clinics, health care policy organizations and state, federal and local public health organizations. The Affordable Care Act now requires hospitals to demonstrate that they are bridging the gap between acute care and the community, and ACPHN graduates are well placed to perform this work.
Why pursue a DNP degree in Advanced Community Public Health Nursing?
With the country’s health care system undergoing seismic changes, the Advanced Community Public Health degree positions students to contribute to the health care conversation at the policy level and as leaders in public health and community settings. Students who graduate from this program go on to careers in public health organizations, NGOs, community agencies, government and other settings.
The following program of study is for students entering the DNP program with an RN and all APNI students who have successfully completed pre-licensure year one.
PROGRAM OF STUDY FOR ADVANCED COMMUNITY PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING*
|YEAR ONE||YEAR TWO||YEAR THREE|
|Summer Quarter - 8 credits||Summer Quarter - 12 credits||Summer Quarter - 5 credits|
|6130 Foundations of Nursing Knowledge
6250 Population Centered Theory &
|6120 Population Based Health Care
6251 Advanced Public Health Nursing Practicum I
|6259 Advanced Public Health
Nursing Practicum V
|Fall Quarter - 13 credits||Fall Quarter - 8 credits||Fall Quarter - 5-7 credits|
|6014 Nursing Theory and Critical Inquiry I
6017 Finance and Healthcare
6110 Ethical Care and Social Justice
|6021 Mental Health for Primary Care and
6253 Advanced Public Health Nursing Practicum II
|6009 Advanced Practice Nursing
6903 DNP Internship II
|Winter Quarter - 11 credits||Winter Quarter - 9 credits||Winter Quarter - 5-7 credits|
|6110 Healthcare Policy
6252 Assessment of Communities and
|6018 Program Design and Evaluation
6160 Leadership in Health Systems
6255 Advanced Public Health Nursing
|6905 DNP Internship III
|Spring Quarter - 13 credits||Spring Quarter - 9 credits||Spring Quarter - 2-4 credits|
|6015 Critical Inquiry II
6254 Population Health Promotion
|6190 Quality Improvement Processes
6257 Advanced Public Health Nursing Practicum IV
6901 DNP Internship I
|6907 DNP Internship IV
DNP Project Presentation
* A typical program of study is subject to change based on faculty and other resource availability. All courses begin with prefix NURS.