Graduate Certificate in Public Health
The Graduate Certificate in Public Health, administered by the College of Nursing, provides advanced education in skills and topics relevant to the growing field of public health. Trained public health professionals, including nurses, are needed to serve diverse populations in our state and region, particularly in rural and resource poor areas. The Certificate in Public Health addresses this growing demand and will provide a timely response to the emerging societal need for specialized, interprofessional education in public health. There is also a critical need for continuing education in public health for health professionals (1-3). The College of Nursing is in a unique position to offer the Graduate Certificate in Public Health and address these important needs using existing and developing coursework from the College of Nursing.
The Certificate in Public Health is designed to prepare students and practitioners to practice in and lead population based health care in the U.S. and internationally. The certificate will use distance delivery and a flexible curriculum to meet the needs of interdisciplinary and interprofessional students, and it will include coursework that can be applied to future graduate studies at WSU. The certificate will prepare graduates to:
- Understand the core functions and essential services of public health
- Apply public health concepts, tools, and methods to address public health challenges.
– a bachelor’s degree
– admitted to the MN program, any WSU graduate health program, or for graduate certificate
– a minimum 3.00 grade point average in undergraduate work (exceptions may be made based on substantial evidence of extra-scholastic qualifications)
– successful completion of a basic statistics course
– favorable recommendations regarding practice and potential for graduate work in nursing
– RN license to practice nursing in Washington state or state of residency (for nursing students)
– written goal statement congruent with program’s philosophy and focus
– complete a written interview
Public health, community health, school nursing, public/private health sectors
Caley, Joan M, M.S.
LTC Leadership, Nursing Leadership,
Community Health/Vulnearble, Populations, esp. Homeless & Health Equity Issues
Davis, Andra, Ph.D.
Dotson, Joann, Ph.D.
Eddy, Linda Lee, Ph.D.
Eide, Phyllis, Ph.D.
Rural health, global climate change, and public health
Fritz, Shelly, Ph.D.
Graves, Janessa, Ph.D.
Pediatric injury research, health services research, head injuries in children & adolescents, occupational injuries among working adolescents, impacts of work on young people, global health.
Hoeksel, Renee Celeste, Ph.D.
Kaplan, Louise, Ph.D.
ARNP prescribing of controlled substances
DNP program evaluation
Landscape assessment of readiness for implementation of the family nurse practitioner role in Swaziland
Katz, Janet Ruth, Ph.D.
Maaks, Dawn Garzon, Ph.D.
Research and scholarly interests include: improving child and family health outcomes in primary care settings; improving the primary care management of pediatric mental health disorders; and preschool injury prevention.
Nguyen-Truong, Connie, Ph.D.
Cervical cancer screening health disparity
Oneal, Gail Ann, Ph.D.
Health literacy, risk communication and health information use, risk messages, environmental and occupational health, population health, underserved and rural populations
Postma, Julie Marie, Ph.D.
Environmental health promotion, socio-cultural aspects of environmental health, environmental justice, social determinants of health
Shishani, Kawkab, Ph.D.
Tobacco Treatment Specialist
Smart, Denise, D.P.H.
Work place safety, military health, women’s health and health and safety for disaster response workers.
Van_Son, Catherine, Ph.D.
Gerontology, managing chronic conditions, qualitative methods, late-in-life migration, health literacy, gero-education
Wilson, Marian L, Ph.D.
Pain, self-management programs to assist patients with persistent (chronic) pain, mood disorders, opioid dependency/misuse, addiction.