Public/Community Health Nursing

The Public/Community Health Nursing (PCHN) post-baccalaureate DNP (BSN to DNP) program of study consists of 84 credit hours. The plan of study is revised based on the American Nurses Association, Public Health Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice (2013), Quad Council of Public Health Nursing Organizations Public Health Nursing Competencies (2011) and the DNP Essentials (AACN, 2006). Students achieve the DNP program outcomes by building on the baccalaureate level public/community health nursing content. This program prepares a public/community health nurse at the graduate level who has the knowledge, skills, and abilities to engage in advanced individual and community assessments, program planning, development, implementation and evaluation. In addition, this graduate will have knowledge regarding environmental health nursing, disaster nursing, and public health law. The primary teaching-learning practices used in this program are community and environmental assessments, seminars, case studies/discussions, and public health clinical practicums. Practicum focuses on developing clinical competency in the role and scope of advanced nursing practice under the guidance of program faculty and direct supervision by approved preceptors.

Katherine Carter  
Katherine Carter, DNP, PHCNS-BC
Coordinator of PCHN Concentration

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

Phone Numbers: 504-568-4113
Email Address: nsstuaffairs@lsuhsc.edu