School of Nursing - LSU Health New Orleans

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LSU Health Sciences Center School of Nursing Master of Nursing (MN), Primary Nurse Practitioner, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Adult/Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Public/Community Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, and Nursing Administration concentrations has transitioned to a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree for the MN graduate concentrations. If you are interested in our BSN to DNP curriculum, please click here to visit our BSN to DNP home page for more information about our admission criteria and application process.

Public/Community Health Nursing

This Masterís degree program ensures that the Public/Community Health Nurse will be prepared to conduct in-depth family, cultural and community assessments; plan develop and implement public health/community health programs that impact the health status of families, aggregates and communities; conduct public/community health program monitoring and evaluation; manage the fiscal and non fiscal resources of public/community health programs; analyze and have an impact on the development of public health policies and laws; and conduct and integrate research into public/community health nursing practice. This program prepares the Public/Community Health Nurse to practice in a global environment using skills, which can be applied to any current public health issue. The nurse is prepared to work in multidisciplinary teams to effect change. The course of study meets the requirements needed by the graduate to take the specialist certification exam.

For further information about this program of study, please contact the Office of Student Affairs:

Phone Numbers: 504-568-4197 or 504-568-4213
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