ERIC Number: ED401814
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Educating Nurses for Public Health Leadership. Project Report of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program Models To Prepare Public Health Nurses for Leadership in a Changing Health Care System.
Josten, LaVohn; And Others
This report discusses the role of graduate nurses in public health leadership and the development of new models of graduate education to prepare nurses for public health leadership. It reviews the need for graduate nurses in public health leadership positions, the health needs of the population, the role of public health in a changing health care system, and the need for nurses to have skills in public health. The report then examines the current status of graduate education to prepare nurses for public health leadership roles. Three degree models for graduate education developed at the University of Minnesota are then reviewed: (1) a master of science in nursing with an emphasis in public health nursing and a focus in essential public health sciences; (2) a dual master's degree in public health nursing and public health administration, maternal and child health, epidemiology, environmental/occupational health, community health education, or public health nutrition; and (3) a master's degree with emphasis in public health nursing and a focus in public health and related fields. Two appendixes provide course descriptions and a literature review. (Contains 55 references.) (MDM)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Degree Requirements, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Leadership Training, Masters Degrees, Models, Nursing Education, Public Health, State Universities
School of Nursing, University of Minnesota, 6-101 Densford Weaver Hall, 308 Harvard St., Minneapolis, MN 55455; phone: 612-626-6408; World Wide Web: http://www.nursing.umn.edu/MS/PubH.html/ (free).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC. Div. of Nursing.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis.