Caldwell University School of Nursing and Public Health Announces New Fully Online Master of Science in Nursing Program
The Caldwell University School of Nursing and Public Health has announced a new fully online Master of Science in Nursing program in Population Health for Fall 2019. The program is the first of its kind in New Jersey.
Dr. Donna Naturale, RN, APN-BC, CDE, assistant professor and coordinator of the program, tells Caldwell.edu, “We are delighted to be able to offer this 36-credit innovative population health program. It will prepare nurses to meet the demands of health care today and tomorrow by promoting healthier communities and addressing needs associated with the social determinants of health, commonly attributed to the zip codes in which we live and work.”
Social determinants of health include factors like access to health care, finances and income, transportation, housing, social support, and level of education. Graduates of the program will be qualified to serve as leaders in nursing and health care, and eligible to work in a variety of health care systems in positions that include care coordinator, project, case and nurse managers in outpatient facilities, hospitals, public health departments, and within insurance and quality improvement fields.
After graduating, they will also be qualified to teach in undergraduate nursing programs. Through the program, they will learn how to integrate technology utilizing health care data to identify trends and issues associated with the overall health of populations. They will also learn to provide high quality nursing care, promote health, and prevent diseases that may be linked to the social determinants of health.
To learn more about Caldwell University’s new fully online Master of Science in Nursing program in Population Health being offered in Fall 2019, visit here.