Global Public Health/Nursing

The Global Public Health/Nursing combined major merges the longstanding excellence in nursing education at NYU with an in-depth perspective on public health approaches. The major aligns with our mission of continuous progress in scholarly excellence and in innovations that advance humane and quality healthcare for all people.

Students will study a variety of topics and will also work closely with an advisor to select the right mix of electives to complement individual interests and career paths. Global Public Health/Nursing graduates will be well-prepared for exciting careers in a variety of settings, including community and governmental organizations, clinical healthcare settings, and educational/research institutions. Students who complete the Global Public Health/Nursing degree will complete all the same nursing major courses and clinical hours as in the existing state-approved nursing major at NYU.

Traditional Program - Fall 1 Courses

Course ID Course Name Course Credits, Semesters
NURSE-UN 4 Nursing Cohort Seminar Fall
No description available
EXPOS-UA 1 Writing The Essay: 4, Fall, Spring, Summer

This foundational writing course is required for CAS, Nursing, Social Work, Steinhardt and Tandon incoming undergraduates. "Writing the Essay'' provides instruction and practice in critical reading, creative and logical thinking, and clear, persuasive writing. Students learn to analyze and interpret written texts, to use texts as evidence, to develop ideas, and to write exploratory and argumentative essays. Exploration, inquiry, reflection, analysis, revision, and collaborative learning are emphasized. For Fall 2022, sections 009 -125 are available to incoming undergraduates on the WSQ campus. Sections 126-171 are available to incoming undergraduates at Tandon on the BROOKLYN campus. Sections are limited to 15 students. Please note these exceptions. --Sections 001 through 008 (Writing The Essay: Science and Society) are reserved for CAS first-year students with a strong interest in science/pre-health who have been placed in this course by the Office of New Students as a part of the cohort program. CAS students with questions should contact casvirtualadvisor@nyu.edu. These sections are not open to other students and there are no exceptions. -- Sections 096 through 098 are online sections reserved to accomodate students with travel restrictions or who have approved accommodations. For permission and to be enrolled, the advisor must contact EWP on behalf of the student (ewp@nyu.edu)

SOC-UA 1 Intro to Sociology 4, Summer, Fall, Spring

Offered every semester. 4 points. Survey of the field of sociology: its basic concepts, theories, and research orientation. Threshold course that provides the student with insights into the social factors in human life. Topics include social interaction, socialization, culture, social structure, stratification, political power, deviance, social institutions, and social change.

UGPH-GU 10 Health and Society in a Global Context
No description available
CHEM-UA 120 Introduction to Modern Chemistry 5, Fall, Spring

Selected principles and applications of chemistry, with emphasis on the fundamental nature of chemistry. Basic course dealing with concepts of atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, solution chemistry, equilibrium, reaction rates, and properties of gases, liquids, and solids.

Traditional Program - Spring 1 Courses

Course ID Course Name Course Credits, Semesters
ACE-UE 110 Advanced College Essay: Educ & The Professions 4, Spring, Summer, Fall

Students in the Steinhardt School of Education and the School of Nursing are required to take this course. The course builds on Writing the Essay (EXPOS-UA 1) and provides advanced instruction in analyzing and interpreting written texts from a variety of academic disciplines, using written texts as evidence, developing ideas, and writing persuasive essays. It stresses analysis, inductive reasoning, reflection, revision, and collaborative learning. The course is tailored for students in the Schools of Education and Nursing so that readings and essay writing focus on issues that are pertinent to those disciplines.

CORE-UA 4XX Text & Ideas: Tpcs
No description available
PSYCH-UA 1 Intro to Psychology 4, Fall, Spring, Summer

Amodio, Coons, Marcus, Phelps. Offered every semester. 4 points. Fundamental principles of psychology, with emphasis on basic research and applications in psychology's major theoretical areas of study: thought, memory, learning, perception, personality, social processes, development, and the physiological bases of psychology. Included in the class is direct observation of methods of investigation through laboratory demonstrations and by student participation in current research projects.

NURSE-UN 70 Anatomy & Physiology
No description available

Traditional Program - Fall 2 Courses

Course ID Course Name Course Credits, Semesters
APSY-UE 1271 Developmental Psychology Across the Lifespan 3, Spring, Fall

Discussion of human growth across the lifespan; multiple contexts in which development unfolds are explored & implications for practice are considered.

NURSE-UN 75 Microbiology
No description available
CORE-UA 5XX Cultures & Contexts: Tpcs
No description available
NUTR-UE 119 Nutrition and Health 3, Spring, Fall, Summer

Introduction to nutrition science and its role in health and society: nutrient characteristics, requirements, and food sources, energy balance, weight control, dietary guides and food planning, and social and economic factors that affect food production and consumption. Liberal Arts CORE equivalent – satisfies the requirement for Natural Sciences for non-majors on an individual department basis-students should confirm with their Academic Advisor

UGPH-GU 20 Biostatistics for Public Health
No description available

Traditional Program - Spring 2 Courses

Course ID Course Name Course Credits, Semesters
UGPH-GU 50 Environmental Health in a Global World
No description available
UGPH-GU 40 Health Policy in a Global World
No description available
CAS-Search by Lang. Foreign Language (SPAN-UA, FREN-UA, etc.)*
No description available
UGPH-GU 30 Epidemiology for Global Health
No description available

Traditional Program - Fall 3 Courses

Course ID Course Name Course Credits, Semesters
NURSE-UN 239 Health Assessment & Promotion
No description available
NURSE-UN 240 Adult & Elder Nursing I
No description available
NURSE-UN 1261 Professional Nursing
No description available
NURSE-UN 1435 Pathophysiology
No description available

Traditional Program - Spring 3 Courses

Course ID Course Name Course Credits, Semesters
NURSE-UN 120 Integrating Evidence into Clinical Practice
No description available
NURSE-UN 241 Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
No description available
NURSE-UN 1241 Adult & Elder Nursing II
No description available
NURSE-UN 1436 Nrsg Pharmacotherapeutic
No description available

Traditional Program - Fall 4 Courses

Course ID Course Name Course Credits, Semesters
NURSE-UN 1242 Maternity Nursing
No description available
NURSE-UN 1243 Adult & Elder Nursing III
No description available
NURSE-UN 1255 Pediatric Nursing
No description available
NURSE-UN 1248 Contemporary Issues in Health Care 3, Summer, Fall

45 hours: 3 credits. This course will explore current issues in the evolution of patient care in contemporary health care systems. Embedded in the human experience of illness and health are rich sub-concepts with ethical and moral implications such as comfort and suffering, genetics/genomics, bioethics, addiction, culture and healthcare disparities, LGBT healthcare needs, interprofessional collaboration, global health issues, and policy. Ethics is an essential component of nursing practice and is inextricably linked to quality care. Students will be challenged to think critically and ethically about what society considers fair and just care as they explore factors that influence the wellness-illness continuum of human experiences. Discussions will focus on a variety of sources and formats to include: case studies, selected evidence-based articles, care protocols, contemporary editorials, film and student opinions. Students will use evidence-based sources, to discuss scientific and technological advances that are creating unprecedented opportunities, choices, and consequences that are inevitable when illness and health care intersect.

UG Nursing Elective 3, Fall, Spring, Summer
No description available

Traditional Program - Spring 4 Courses

Course ID Course Name Course Credits, Semesters
NURSE-UN 1244 Community Health Nursing
No description available
NURSE-UN 1245 Leadership & Management in Nursing
No description available
UGPH-GU 60 Undergraduate Experiential Learning in Global Public Health
No description available

15-Month Program + GPH - Fall 1 Courses

Course ID Course Name Course Credits, Semesters
UGPH-GU 10 Health and Society in a Global Context
No description available
UGPH-GU 30 Epidemiology for Global Health
No description available
UGPH-GU 50 Environmental Health in a Global World
No description available
UGPH-GU 40 Health Policy in a Global World
No description available

15-Month Program + GPH - Spring 1 Courses

Course ID Course Name Course Credits, Semesters
NURSE-UN 239 Health Assessment & Promotion
No description available
NURSE-UN 240 Adult & Elder Nursing I
No description available
NURSE-UN 1261 Professional Nursing
No description available
NURSE-UN 1435 Pathophysiology
No description available

15-Month Program + GPH - Summer Courses

Course ID Course Name Course Credits, Semesters
NURSE-UN 120 Integrating Evidence into Clinical Practice
No description available
NURSE-UN 241 Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
No description available
NURSE-UN 1241 Adult & Elder Nursing II
No description available
NURSE-UN 1436 Nrsg Pharmacotherapeutic
No description available

15-Month Program + GPH - Fall 2 Courses

Course ID Course Name Course Credits, Semesters
NURSE-UN 1242 Maternity Nursing
No description available
NURSE-UN 1243 Adult & Elder Nursing III
No description available
NURSE-UN 1255 Pediatric Nursing
No description available
NURSE-UN 1248 Contemporary Issues in Health Care 3, Summer, Fall

45 hours: 3 credits. This course will explore current issues in the evolution of patient care in contemporary health care systems. Embedded in the human experience of illness and health are rich sub-concepts with ethical and moral implications such as comfort and suffering, genetics/genomics, bioethics, addiction, culture and healthcare disparities, LGBT healthcare needs, interprofessional collaboration, global health issues, and policy. Ethics is an essential component of nursing practice and is inextricably linked to quality care. Students will be challenged to think critically and ethically about what society considers fair and just care as they explore factors that influence the wellness-illness continuum of human experiences. Discussions will focus on a variety of sources and formats to include: case studies, selected evidence-based articles, care protocols, contemporary editorials, film and student opinions. Students will use evidence-based sources, to discuss scientific and technological advances that are creating unprecedented opportunities, choices, and consequences that are inevitable when illness and health care intersect.

15-Month Program + GPH - Spring 2 Courses

Course ID Course Name Course Credits, Semesters
NURSE-UN 1244 Community Health Nursing
No description available
NURSE-UN 1245 Leadership & Management in Nursing
No description available
UGPH-GU 60 Undergraduate Experiential Learning in Global Public Health
No description available

Students can choose this combined major while applying to the four-year or 15-month Accelerated BS programs.  

Technical Standards Requirements
Applicants must meet the Technical Standards for Core Professional Nursing Competency Performance in order to be eligible for admission to, progress in, and graduate from the nursing program.

Criminal Background Check Policy

All nursing students will be required to complete a series of clinical learning experiences in order to successfully meet the learning outcomes for a given program of study. Prior to participating in clinical learning experiences at any off-campus healthcare facility, students are required to complete a criminal background check and a drug test. Each clinical facility has policies regarding possible convictions and potential drug use that may bar students from being accepted at the facility for clinical placement. If a student is not accepted to an assigned placement because of the findings of a background check or drug screen, NYU Meyers does not guarantee an alternate clinical placement. College policy dictates that students who are unable to complete clinical requirements for any reason will be subject to dismissal from the program.

The process of obtaining a nursing license in New York and many other states may involve consideration of an applicant’s criminal history or other conduct. Review the NYS license application for more information. Criminal convictions and/or a record of certain other conduct may prevent a nursing student/graduate from being licensed and may preclude the nursing graduate from obtaining gainful employment as a nurse. Applicants to NYU Meyers are encouraged to determine, prior to matriculation, the licensure requirements in the state(s) in which they intend to practice.

Equal Opportunity Statement

NYU Meyers does not discriminate due to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, or any other legally protected basis. Prospective students of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for all of our programs.

All prospective freshmen must submit the following:

  1. The Common Application online, which includes a writing supplement
  2. Nonrefundable $80.00 application fee
  3. Official score reports to meet our standardized testing requirements
  4. Common Application School Report and official high school transcript
  5. Teacher Evaluation (at least one, but no more than two)
  6. Official transcripts of all college work for which academic credit has been earned
  7. The Common Application Mid-Year Report with updated transcript, showing first-semester senior year grades, by March 1
  8. The Common Application Final Report with final transcript, showing proof of graduation, by July 1 (admitted students only)

No admission decision can be made until the application is complete. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions reserves the right to substitute or waive particular admissions requirements at the discretion of the Admissions Committee.

Students seeking financial aid must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 15th. Please refer to the NYU site for additional financial aid submission requirements.

Early Decision for Freshmen Applicants
Please refer to the NYU site for detailed information about early decision.

Application Process for International Applicants
We welcome applicants who are neither citizens nor permanent residents of the US. Please refer to the NYU site for application requirements for international students.

More information about the global public health/nursing combined major can be found at https://publichealth.nyu.edu/undergraduate/faqs.