Post-Master's Certificate in Community and Public Health Nursing

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Program Coordinator: Dr. Stephanie Chalupka
Phone: 508-929-8680


This 15-credit certificate program responds to the rapidly growing need for professional nurses who have specialty education in community and public health nursing. It is intended for nurses who hold a master’s degree in nursing, a doctoral degree, or are matriculated in doctoral program.

Admissions Requirements

Students interested in this program should contact the Graduate School at 508-929-8127. The following items are required to apply to the certificate program:

  • Graduate application, including career essay, and fee (

  • Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts

  • Two letters of recommendation

  • Copy of current, unencumbered license to practice nursing

Required Courses

NU-910Professional Role Development3
NU-961Nursing Science I: Community/ Public Health Leadership Theory and Practicum I6
NU-966Nursing Science II: Community/Public Health Leadership Theory and Practicum II6
Total Credits15

Please note: Students are not able to transfer in courses to complete this certificate.