Caldwell University‘s School of Nursing and Public Health is offering a new online Master of Science in Nursing program in Population Health for fall 2019.
“We are delighted to be able to offer this 36-credit innovative population health program,” Donna Naturale, assistant professor and coordinator of the program, said in a statement. “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 such as access to health care, finances and income, transportation, housing, social support and level of education.
Graduates of the program will be qualified within 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. They will also be qualified to teach in undergraduate nursing programs.
Students will use 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.