Advanced Community/Public Health Nursing Certificate
The Department of Nursing demonstrates its commitment to preparing nurses for advanced nursing roles by offering a post-graduate certificate for nurses with graduate nursing degrees in other specializations who wish to prepare for an advanced role in community/public health. The Advanced Community/Public Health Nursing certificate prepares the holder for practice in community/public health settings. The certificate program consists of a total of 17 units.
Certificates may be earned by regularly matriculated or extended learning students and denote successful completion of a prescribed program of study designed to:
- impart specified professional/vocational/career competencies; or
- produce mastery of the content of a sub-field of an academic major (discipline); or
- provide exposure to the range of materials in a traditional or emerging interdisciplinary field.
Certain certificate programs contain 6000-level courses as requirements and/or electives. These 6000-level courses may not be taken by undergraduate students. Candidates must receive two-thirds of their certificate-applicable credit from the university. The transferring of credit or the substitution of courses may occur only after application to the appropriate campus authority.
- An earned master’s or doctoral degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institution and CCNE-accredited program
- 3.0 (“B”) minimum GPA calculated according to recommended practice of the CSUSB Graduate Council
- Current California Registered Nurse (RN) license, unencumbered, unrestricted, with no disciplinary action pending or imposed.
- Completion of the following prerequisite courses or their equivalent:
- NURS 6425 Epidemiology & Biostatistics 4 units
- NURS 6435 Health Informatics 3 units
Applicants may consult the information on the Department of Nursing webpage for details about the significant clinical compliance requirements that must be met upon admission to the Advanced Community/Public Health Nursing certificate program.
Extension and transfer credit from other colleges and/or universities may make up no more than 30% of total certificate units.
Certificate Requirements (17)
|NURS 6000||Population Health Assessment||4|
|NURS 6100||Program Planning and Evaluation||4|
|NURS 6200||Health Policy Leadership||2|
|NURS 6548||Transcultural Healthcare||3|
|NURS 6752||Advanced Community/Public Health Internship||2|
|NURS 6880||Advanced Role Practicum||2|