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Master of Nursing

Faculty working with Students: 25
Students: 29
Students receiving assistantships or scholarships: 24.14%
Priority deadline:
  • Fall - 4/15
  • Spring - 11/1
Campus:
  • Spokane: Yes
  • Tri-Cities: Yes
  • Vancouver: Yes
Tests required:
  • 550 TOEFL Minimum score
  • 80 TOEFLI Minimum score
  • 7 IELTS Minimum score

Degree Description:

The Master of Nursing Population Health (MN PH) is a practice-focused degree that is designed to educate advanced practice nurses to provide direct care to individual patients; manage care for individuals, families, groups and populations; serve as administrators in health care organizations; engage as faculty in nursing programs; develop and implement health policy; and translate research into expert practice.

Admission Requirements:

Education: a bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited program, a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher in bachelor’s program, completion of a general undergraduate level statistics course, written goal statement congruent with program’s philosophy and focus, official transcripts from all previous college work, three letters of reference, successful completion of a written admission interview. Practice/Professional: Curriculum vitae or resume, proof of current, RN license to practice nursing in Washington State or state of residency .

Student Learning Outcomes:

All graduates will be able to:

    1. Develop, evaluate, and apply scientific theories of health, illness, and human behavior to strategies and interventions.
    2. Lead in the vision, development, implementation, and evaluation of care delivery approaches that ensure ethical stewardship, accountability, quality, and patient safety.
    3. Translate evidence-based research into practice.
    4. Integrate, evaluate, and apply new knowledge and technology in advanced practice, administration, and education.
    5. Serve as a leader in the development, implementation, and evaluation of healthcare policy to advance the nursing profession and to advocate for social justice, equity, and ethical  policies in all aspects of healthcare.
    6. Provide leadership in collaborative efforts among health professionals and with clients and community partners.
    7. Analyze and translate scientific information related to the health of diverse populations to reduce health disparities in urban, rural, and global settings and to transform care delivery  systems to prevent illness and optimize health.
    8. Apply advanced clinical judgment and accountability in the design, delivery, and evaluation of evidence-based care to individuals, families, and populations.
    9. Demonstrate mastery of professional competencies leading to certification within a practice specialty.

Career Opportunities:

Community nurse educators and administrators.

Faculty Members:

Carollo, Sandy, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

Research Interests

Effective communication with an emphasis on developing health literacy to impact disease prevention and intervention for optimal outcomes.

Davis, Andra, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

Research Interests

Interprofessional education

Dotson, Joann, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

Eddy, Linda Lee, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

Eide, Phyllis, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

Research Interests

Rural health, global climate change, and public health

Fincham, Sarah J, D.N.P.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

Research Interests

HPV Vaccine education and uptake
Immunization education
DNP student education
DNP project development
Communicable disease
Patient-provider communication-exploring what is most effective
Contraceptive Management
The role and contributions of the nurse practitioner in health care
Adolescent health
STD prevention and treatment
Public health

Graves, Janessa, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

Research Interests

Pediatric injury research, health services research, head injuries in children & adolescents, occupational injuries among working adolescents, impacts of work on young people, global health.

Haberman, Melvin R, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

Research Interests

Oncology, cancer survivorship, health-related quality of life, demands of illness, alternative therapies for cancer, mixed methods research designs.

Hahn, Laura Dawn, M.S.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

Hoeksel, Renee Celeste, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

Holliday, Carrie, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

Research Interests

Suicide, suicide prevention, suicide assessment and risk management, substance abuse, adolescent mental health, vulnerable populations

Katz, Janet Ruth, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

Klein, Tracy Ann, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

Mason, Anne Michele, D.N.P.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

Nguyen-Truong, Connie, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

Research Interests

Cervical cancer screening health disparity

Oneal, Gail Ann, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

Research Interests

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.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

Research Interests

Environmental health promotion, socio-cultural aspects of environmental health, environmental justice, social determinants of health

Purath, Janet, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

Severtsen, Billie M, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

Research Interests

Ethical decision making in health care, life narratives of illness and quality of life, Heideggerian Hermaneutic Phenomenology, and health care policy   

Shaw, Michele Rose, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

Shishani, Kawkab, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

Research Interests

Tobacco Treatment Specialist

Smart, Denise, D.P.H.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

Research Interests

Work place safety, military health, women’s health and health and safety for disaster response workers.

Spuck, Janet, M.S.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

Van_Son, Catherine, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

Research Interests

Gerontology, managing chronic conditions, qualitative methods, late-in-life migration, health literacy, gero-education

Wilson, Marian L, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

Research Interests

Pain, self-management programs to assist patients with persistent (chronic) pain, mood disorders, opioid dependency/misuse, addiction.

Contact Information:

Denise Smart
Spokane, WA 99210-1495, WA 99210-1495
509-324-7255
Tamara Kelley
PO Box 1495
Spokane, WA 99210-1495
509-324-7334
509-324-7336