Coordinated Master of Science in Nursing / Master of Public Health in Maternal & Child Health Policy

Coordinated Master of Science in Nursing / Master of Public Health in Maternal & Child Health Policy & Leadership

The coordinated MPH/MSN degree is designed to address the dynamic health care needs of women and children. This program prepares nurse practitioners to participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of innovative maternal and child health (MCH) programs and policies. This dual degree builds on the synergy generated through two complementary curriculum tracks. In this educational experience, advanced clinical skill is combined with expertise in program planning and evaluation.

Admissions: Students are admitted separately to the MPH and MSN degree programs and must meet admission requirements in both the School of Public Health and the School of Nursing at UAB.

Curriculum

Students in this track must complete 44 credit hours. This includes the MPH Core, SOPH requirements, track requirements, electives and internship. The coordinated MPH/MSN degree can be completed in 2-3 years of full-time study. Normally, a minimum of 44 credit hours are required for the MPH; however, because of the coordinated nature of the degree, 6 credit hours from the MSN curriculum are credited to the MPH degree. Students may complete the MPH totally online, in class, or through a mix of online and in class experiences.

RequirementsHours
MPH Core Requirements (20 hours)
BST 601Biostatistics4
ENH 600Fundamentals of Environmental Health Science3
EPI 600Introduction to Epidemiology3
HB 600Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health3
HCO 600Management and Policy in Public Health Systems and Services4
PUH 695The Public Health Integrative Experience3
MPH Focus Courses (15 hours):
HCO 604Health Economics and Public Health Policy3
HCO 605Foundations of Maternal and Child Health: Programs and Policies for Women, Children, and Families 3
HCO 609Needs Assessment and Program Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation3
HCO 618Management Concepts in Public Health Programs3
HCO 625Advanced Leadership and Practice in MCH Part I - Introduction to Leadership1
HCO 626Adv Leadership and Practice in MCH Module II - Collaborative Leadership and Advocacy1
HCO 627ADV Leadership and Practice in MCH Module III - Into the Streets: Lead/Field Experience1
Internship (3 hours):
HCO 697Internship3
Electives shared with the School of Nursing (6 hours):
NUR 606Translating Evidence into Practice3
NUR 610Health Care Systems for Advanced Nursing Practice3
Total Hours44