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The Advanced Population Health Nursing (APHN) Program is a distance-based master’s degree for registered nurses who wish to practice in Hawaii, the US mainland or in an international setting.  The program focuses on population-level health, wellness, and health promotion and disease prevention.  The student learns critical population health skills such as community and population assessment; complex project/program management; disaster nursing, health services research; and health policy analysis.

RN to MS Requirement

Applicants with a non-nursing baccalaureate should have evidence of baccalaureate level knowledge in research; community, public, and global health; and an integrative clinical practicum and leadership development within the last seven years. Competency in each of the three areas may have been obtained through course work, professional programs, and/or professional or life experience.

The admitted student can petition to waive coursework by submitting an experiential portfolio to demonstrate either coursework or experience in the required areas. Samples of evidence include: resume, transcripts for previous college coursework; course syllabi which outline course descriptions and learning objectives; professional training programs coursework that includes learning objectives. Guidelines for the experiential portfolio are available from the Nursing Office of Student Services.

Curriculum

The Advanced Population Health Nursing (APHN) Program is a 30 credit curriculum. The student may select the thesis option and enroll in an additional 9 credits.

Sample Full-Time Course of Study

Year 1
30 Credits
Fall
12 credits
NURS 620 Nursing Research and Theory (3)
NURS 641 Global Health (3)
NURS 662 Leadership, Role, Identity and Organizational/System Change (3)
NURS 671 Biostatistics (3)
Spring
12 credits
NURS 600 Epidemiology for Advanced Nursing (3)
NURS 609 Health Policy (3)
NURS 626 Advanced Population Health Nursing (3)
NURS 672 Advanced Population Health Nursing Capstone Practicum (3)
Summer
6 credits
NURS 670 Disaster Nursing (3)
NURS 672 Advanced Population Health Nursing Capstone Practicum (3)

Total # of Credits: 30 credits

Effective: Fall 2017

Updated: August 14, 2017

 

Sample Part-Time Course of Study

Year 1
Fall
6 credits
NURS 620 Nursing Research and Theory (3)
NURS 671 Biostatistics (3)
Spring
6 credits
NURS 600 Epidemiology for Advanced Nursing (3)
NURS 626 Advanced Public Health Nursing (3)
Summer
3-6 credits
NURS 670 Disaster Nursing (3)
NURS 672 Advanced Population Health Nursing Capstone Practicum (v 1-6)
Year 2
Fall
6-9 credits
NURS 609 Health Policy (3)
NURS 641 Global Health (3)
NURS 672 Advanced Population Health Nursing Capstone Practicum (v 1-6)
Spring
3-6 credits
NURS 662 Introduction to Leadership & Management of Health Organizations (3)
NURS 672 Advanced Population Health Nursing Capstone Practicum (v 1-6)

Total # of Credits: 30 credits

Effective: Fall 2017

Updated: August 14, 2017

 

Thesis Option (Plan A): 9 Additional Credits

Thesis Option
Variable NURS 692 Methods for Nursing Research (3)
NURS 700 Thesis (6)

Total # of Credits with Thesis Option: 39 credits

Effective: Fall 2017

Updated: August 14, 2017

 

Contact

Picture of Gary Glauberman, PhD, RN, PHNA-BC, NHDP-BC
Gary Glauberman, PhD, RN, PHNA-BC, NHDP-BC
Advanced Population Health Nursing Program Director & Instructor

School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2528 McCarthy Mall, Webster Hall 214
Honolulu, HI 96822
Ph: 808-956-3390
Fax: 808-956-3257
Email: glauberm@hawaii.edu

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