Global Public Health/Nursing

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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 for scholarly excellence and 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.

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

 

Policies

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.

Traditional Program - Fall 1 Courses

Course Number Course Title Credit Term
NURSE-UN 4 Nursing Cohort Seminar Fall

The First-Year Nursing Cohort seminar is designed for traditional, first-year students to build community and engagement within the Meyers College of Nursing prior to entering their nursing clinical sequence courses in their junior and senior years. The seminar will serve as an in-depth introduction to New York University, the Meyers College of Nursing, and New York City. The seminar will provide detailed information pertaining to resources, academic support programs, student organizations, and activities within the College of Nursing and the University. The seminar will also connect first-year students to sophomore Nursing Cohort Leaders (NCLs), who will partner with an Academic Advisor to conduct bi-weekly cohort sessions. In addition, the NCLs will plan and execute community-building activities with their cohort.

Traditional Program - Spring 1 Courses

Course Number Course Title Credit Term
CORE-UA 4XX Text & Ideas: Tpcs
No description available
NURSE-UN 70 Anatomy & Physiology 3 Spring, Summer, Fall

45 hours lecture plus lab. 3 credits. The course focuses on the structure and function of the human body and how it affects health and wellbeing. The structure and function of each body system is studied and their inter-relationships explained.

Traditional Program - Fall 2 Courses

Course Number Course Title Credit Term
NURSE-UN 75 Microbiology 3 Spring, Fall

45 hours lecture. 3 credits. This course introduces the principles of the infectious disease process with respect to the properties of infectious agents, modes of transmission, manifestations of infections, their prevention and treatment, and the properties of the immune system. Major infectious diseases in humans, including the methods used for their identification in the clinical lab, are covered. Modes of transmission are described, as well as treatments and prevention. The application of principles of microbiology to the work of health professionals is also discussed.

CORE-UA 5XX Cultures & Contexts: Tpcs
No description available

Traditional Program - Spring 2 Courses

Course Number Course Title Credit Term
CAS-Search by Lang. Foreign Language (SPAN-UA, FREN-UA, etc.)*
No description available

Traditional Program - Fall 3 Courses

Course Number Course Title Credit Term
NURSE-UN 239 Health Assessment & Promotion 4 Spring, Fall

60 hours lecture plus lab. 4 credits. This course focuses on the development of comprehensive health assessment skills, including measures of physical and functional status, documentation of the assessment findings, and health promotion strategies for each body system. Considerations of racial and cultural differences are discussed with respect to health assessment as well as health promotion strategies.

NURSE-UN 240 Adult & Elder Nursing I 6 Spring, Fall

45 hours lecture plus clinical and lab. 6 credits. This course focuses on the development of the concepts and skills used by the professional nurse. Using nursing theory, students apply the nursing process and nursing skills in the on-campus laboratory practice and in the care of adult clients and their significant others in clinical settings such as acute care facilities and skilled nursing facilities.

NURSE-UN 1261 Professional Nursing 3 Spring, Fall

45 hours: 3 credits. This course explores historical assumptions about nursing as a basis for understanding professional roles and the image of nursing in today?s society. Nursing is identified as a learned, valued profession; emphasis is on the influence of history in its evolution. Contemporary nursing workforce, educational trends, and practice issues are explored as primary factors in professional status. Ethical and legal aspects of nursing practice are discussed. Political and economic factors shaping nursing practice in the health care delivery system are defined, evaluated, and compared to other health systems.

NURSE-UN 1435 Pathophysiology 3 Spring, Fall

45 hours: 3 credits. Emphasis is placed on the relationship of usual health patterns of major body systems to changes that occur during the illness experience. Major pathophysiologic concepts are explored using a body systems approach. Theories relating etiology, pathogenesis, and clinical manifestations are used to study common disease processes. Concepts from anatomy, physiology, and chemistry courses provide the foundation for exploring human dysfunction. Concepts learned in this course are basic to nursing practice.

Traditional Program - Spring 3 Courses

Course Number Course Title Credit Term
NURSE-UN 120 Integrating Evidence into Clinical Practice 3 Spring, Summer

45 hours lecture. 3 credits. The course focuses on the conceptual and research development of nursing knowledge that forms the basis of evidence-based practice. Areas of nursing inquiry currently investigated are presented. The validity of quantitative and the conformability of qualitative methods used to answer nursing research questions are discussed. Students critically evaluate current nursing research and assess applicability to clinical practice. They also evaluate and assess applicability of related research reported in the media.

NURSE-UN 241 Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing 3 Spring, Summer

This course focuses on the application of evidenced-based standards ofpsychiatric mental health nursing in promoting mental health andcaring for persons with mental healthconditions and/or substance usedisorders. The role of nurse as a member of the interprofessionalhealthcare team across different settings and across the continuum ofcare are highlighted. There is an emphasis on critical thinking,therapeutic communication and interpersonal skills as they relate tomental health nursing. Legal issues, patient education, pharmacologyand population health principles are integrated in the context of mental health through the course.

NURSE-UN 1241 Adult & Elder Nursing II 6 Spring, Summer

45 hours lecture plus clinical and lab. 6 credits. The focus of this course is on professional nursing care for individuals and their significant others experiencing acute and/or chronic illness. The nursing process is applied in caring for adults and their significant others across health care settings such as the hospital, skilled nursing facilities, and home care.

NURSE-UN 1436 Nrsg Pharmacotherapeutic 3 Spring, Summer

45 hours: 3 credits. This course provides students with the knowledge of pharmacologic preparations used in the maintenance of health and prevention of illness. The content focuses on the drug actions, therapeutic response, patient-teaching responsibilities, and nursing implications in identifying areas of side effects, adverse effects, drug interactions, and safe administration of medications for patients of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds. Evidence-based research and legal/ethical issues are also addressed in the context of the nurse?s role in pharmacotherapy.

Traditional Program - Fall 4 Courses

Course Number Course Title Credit Term
NURSE-UN 1242 Maternity Nursing 3 Summer, Fall

22.5 hours lecture plus clinical and Recitation. 3 credits. This course focuses on providing a nursing process framework for examining families in the childbearing years. Individual, societal, cultural, and environmental variables and health care disparities relating to childbearing and parenting are identified. Delivery of nursing care to pregnant, laboring, and postpartum mothers and their newborns is the clinical focus, with a goal of maximizing the health potential of young families.

NURSE-UN 1243 Adult & Elder Nursing III 6 Summer, Fall

45 hours lecture plus clinical and Lab. 6 credits. This course focuses on the interactions among aging, disease, functional ability, the environment, and health disparities of adults and elders. Emphasis is placed on the application of the nursing process to health promotion/maintenance and disease management relating to orthopedics, neurology, cognition and decision making, genitourinary, rehabilitation, immune dysfunction, and elimination in the adult and older adult populations.

NURSE-UN 1255 Pediatric Nursing 3 Summer, Fall

45 hours Lecture Plus Clinical and Lab: 3 credits. This course provides a family theory and nursing process framework for examining families in the child-rearing years from infancy through adolescence. Individual, societal, cultural, and environmental variables and health care disparities relating to child-rearing and parenting are identified. Delivery of nursing care adapted to the unique health and developmental needs of children and their families is the clinical focus, with a goal of maximizing the health potential of young families. There is a strong health promotion, risk reduction, and disease prevention component.

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 Number Course Title Credit Term
NURSE-UN 1244 Community Health Nursing 6 Spring, Fall

45 hours lecture plus clinical. 6 credits. This course focuses on understanding and applying the theoretical principles of and evidence base for public health nursing to culturally competent, community health nursing practice and professional role development. The focus of community health nursing practice is on protecting and enhancing the health of communities and humanly diverse populations, including those at risk and those challenged by health disparities, developmental needs, and mental health concerns and for clients living with poverty. Emphasis is placed on health promotion, health care policy, and ethics.

NURSE-UN 1245 Leadership & Management in Nursing 6 Spring, Fall

45 hours lecture plus clinical and Lab: 6 credits. The goal of this course is to facilitate the paradigm shift from student to professional nurse. The focus is on the understanding, synthesis, and application of the evidence- base for using leadership and management principles in prioritizing and delivering nursing care to groups of patients as a team member within the health care organization. The course prepares the student nurse for entry into professional nursing practice after graduation. It addresses health policy, economic issues, and the integration of ethical and legal aspects of care.

15-Month Program + GPH - Fall 1 Courses

Course Number Course Title Credit Term

15-Month Program + GPH - Spring 1 Courses

Course Number Course Title Credit Term
NURSE-UN 239 Health Assessment & Promotion 4 Spring, Fall

60 hours lecture plus lab. 4 credits. This course focuses on the development of comprehensive health assessment skills, including measures of physical and functional status, documentation of the assessment findings, and health promotion strategies for each body system. Considerations of racial and cultural differences are discussed with respect to health assessment as well as health promotion strategies.

NURSE-UN 240 Adult & Elder Nursing I 6 Spring, Fall

45 hours lecture plus clinical and lab. 6 credits. This course focuses on the development of the concepts and skills used by the professional nurse. Using nursing theory, students apply the nursing process and nursing skills in the on-campus laboratory practice and in the care of adult clients and their significant others in clinical settings such as acute care facilities and skilled nursing facilities.

NURSE-UN 1261 Professional Nursing 3 Spring, Fall

45 hours: 3 credits. This course explores historical assumptions about nursing as a basis for understanding professional roles and the image of nursing in today?s society. Nursing is identified as a learned, valued profession; emphasis is on the influence of history in its evolution. Contemporary nursing workforce, educational trends, and practice issues are explored as primary factors in professional status. Ethical and legal aspects of nursing practice are discussed. Political and economic factors shaping nursing practice in the health care delivery system are defined, evaluated, and compared to other health systems.

NURSE-UN 1435 Pathophysiology 3 Spring, Fall

45 hours: 3 credits. Emphasis is placed on the relationship of usual health patterns of major body systems to changes that occur during the illness experience. Major pathophysiologic concepts are explored using a body systems approach. Theories relating etiology, pathogenesis, and clinical manifestations are used to study common disease processes. Concepts from anatomy, physiology, and chemistry courses provide the foundation for exploring human dysfunction. Concepts learned in this course are basic to nursing practice.

15-Month Program + GPH - Summer Courses

Course Number Course Title Credit Term
NURSE-UN 120 Integrating Evidence into Clinical Practice 3 Spring, Summer

45 hours lecture. 3 credits. The course focuses on the conceptual and research development of nursing knowledge that forms the basis of evidence-based practice. Areas of nursing inquiry currently investigated are presented. The validity of quantitative and the conformability of qualitative methods used to answer nursing research questions are discussed. Students critically evaluate current nursing research and assess applicability to clinical practice. They also evaluate and assess applicability of related research reported in the media.

NURSE-UN 241 Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing 3 Spring, Summer

This course focuses on the application of evidenced-based standards ofpsychiatric mental health nursing in promoting mental health andcaring for persons with mental healthconditions and/or substance usedisorders. The role of nurse as a member of the interprofessionalhealthcare team across different settings and across the continuum ofcare are highlighted. There is an emphasis on critical thinking,therapeutic communication and interpersonal skills as they relate tomental health nursing. Legal issues, patient education, pharmacologyand population health principles are integrated in the context of mental health through the course.

NURSE-UN 1241 Adult & Elder Nursing II 6 Spring, Summer

45 hours lecture plus clinical and lab. 6 credits. The focus of this course is on professional nursing care for individuals and their significant others experiencing acute and/or chronic illness. The nursing process is applied in caring for adults and their significant others across health care settings such as the hospital, skilled nursing facilities, and home care.

NURSE-UN 1436 Nrsg Pharmacotherapeutic 3 Spring, Summer

45 hours: 3 credits. This course provides students with the knowledge of pharmacologic preparations used in the maintenance of health and prevention of illness. The content focuses on the drug actions, therapeutic response, patient-teaching responsibilities, and nursing implications in identifying areas of side effects, adverse effects, drug interactions, and safe administration of medications for patients of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds. Evidence-based research and legal/ethical issues are also addressed in the context of the nurse?s role in pharmacotherapy.

15-Month Program + GPH - Fall 2 Courses

Course Number Course Title Credit Term
NURSE-UN 1242 Maternity Nursing 3 Summer, Fall

22.5 hours lecture plus clinical and Recitation. 3 credits. This course focuses on providing a nursing process framework for examining families in the childbearing years. Individual, societal, cultural, and environmental variables and health care disparities relating to childbearing and parenting are identified. Delivery of nursing care to pregnant, laboring, and postpartum mothers and their newborns is the clinical focus, with a goal of maximizing the health potential of young families.

NURSE-UN 1243 Adult & Elder Nursing III 6 Summer, Fall

45 hours lecture plus clinical and Lab. 6 credits. This course focuses on the interactions among aging, disease, functional ability, the environment, and health disparities of adults and elders. Emphasis is placed on the application of the nursing process to health promotion/maintenance and disease management relating to orthopedics, neurology, cognition and decision making, genitourinary, rehabilitation, immune dysfunction, and elimination in the adult and older adult populations.

NURSE-UN 1255 Pediatric Nursing 3 Summer, Fall

45 hours Lecture Plus Clinical and Lab: 3 credits. This course provides a family theory and nursing process framework for examining families in the child-rearing years from infancy through adolescence. Individual, societal, cultural, and environmental variables and health care disparities relating to child-rearing and parenting are identified. Delivery of nursing care adapted to the unique health and developmental needs of children and their families is the clinical focus, with a goal of maximizing the health potential of young families. There is a strong health promotion, risk reduction, and disease prevention component.

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 Number Course Title Credit Term
NURSE-UN 1244 Community Health Nursing 6 Spring, Fall

45 hours lecture plus clinical. 6 credits. This course focuses on understanding and applying the theoretical principles of and evidence base for public health nursing to culturally competent, community health nursing practice and professional role development. The focus of community health nursing practice is on protecting and enhancing the health of communities and humanly diverse populations, including those at risk and those challenged by health disparities, developmental needs, and mental health concerns and for clients living with poverty. Emphasis is placed on health promotion, health care policy, and ethics.

NURSE-UN 1245 Leadership & Management in Nursing 6 Spring, Fall

45 hours lecture plus clinical and Lab: 6 credits. The goal of this course is to facilitate the paradigm shift from student to professional nurse. The focus is on the understanding, synthesis, and application of the evidence- base for using leadership and management principles in prioritizing and delivering nursing care to groups of patients as a team member within the health care organization. The course prepares the student nurse for entry into professional nursing practice after graduation. It addresses health policy, economic issues, and the integration of ethical and legal aspects of care.

Application requirements

  • Apply through the Common Application, which includes a writing supplement
  • Nonrefundable $80.00 application fee
  • Official score reports to meet our standardized testing requirements
  • Common Application School Report and official high school transcript
  • Teacher Evaluation (at least one, but no more than two)
  • Official transcripts of all college work for which academic credit has been earned
  • The Common Application Mid-Year Report with updated transcript, showing first-semester senior year grades, by March 1
  • 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 decisions.


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.

 

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FAQ section of Global Public Health/Nursing

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