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Advanced Public Health Nursing

Program Description

The Advanced Public Health Nursing (APHN) Program is a distance-based master’s in nursing degree for registered nurses who wish to practice in Hawai‘i, the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands and the continental United States.  The program focuses on population-level health, wellness, and health promotion & disease prevention.  The student learns critical population health skills such as community and population assessment; complex project/program management; health services research; and health policy analysis.


Total Number of Credits: 36


  • NURS 671Biostatistics (3 cr)
  • NURS 625 Advanced Nursing Roles (3 cr)
  • NURS 668 Community Based Participatory Research and Programming (3 cr)
  • NURS 605 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (3 cr)


  • NURS 514 Epidemiology for Advanced Practice Nurses (3 cr)
  • NURS 682 Health & Healing Practices of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders (3 cr)
  • NURS 620 Nursing Research and Theory (3 cr)
  • NURS 609 Health Policy (3 cr)


  • NURS 670 Advanced Practice Nursing During Public Health Disasters (3 cr)
  • Elective  (3 cr)
  • NURS 672 Advanced Public Health Nursing Practicum (6 cr)

Program Information Flyer

Admission Process


Contact Us

Office of Student Services
School of Nursing & Dental Hygiene

Phone: (808) 956-8939
Email: nursing@hawaii.edu

Program Director

Kristine Qureshi, RN,DNSc, CEN, APHN-BC
Associate Professor
Program Director, Advanced Public Health Nursing


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