Graduate Certificate in Public Health
- Fall March 15
- Spring November 1
- Spokane: Yes
- Tri-Cities: Yes
- Vancouver: Yes
- 550 TOEFL Minimum score
- 80 TOEFLI Minimum score
- 7 IELTS Minimum score
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.
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Public health, community health, school nursing, public/private health sectors
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.
Mason, Anne Michele, D.N.P.
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.
Stover, Pamela, DNP
Geriatric mental health; vulnerable populations and mental health; therapeutic communication; dementia care; integrated mental health care
VanSon, 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.