Community Health

Degree Offered 

  • M.S. in Nursing
  • Option: Community Health Nursing

Campus Option

  • Main Campus (Union, NJ)
  • Kean Ocean Campus (Toms River, NJ)

Application Deadline 

Fall:        June 1
Spring:   December 1

Program Description

This program is designed for RN’s with bachelor’s degrees who plan to have careers in Community Health Nursing clinical management. It provides in-depth knowledge and skills related to Community Health Nursing Advanced Practice. Gradu­ates of the option have a unique combination of knowledge and skills in clinical management, transcultural nursing and community health. Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for certification in Advanced Community Health 

Nursing, Home Health Nursing, Nursing Administration and Transcultural Nursing. Students entering the program pursue part-time or full-time study (3 to 9 credits per semester). The program can be completed in four academic semesters and one summer session.

The objective of this program is to prepare nurses with expertise in community health nursing and clinical management to plan systems and protocols of care that are responsive to culturally diverse health team and patient populations. It is this unique combination of community nursing and managerial skill in transcultural contexts which will prepare the graduate of this program with the competence neces­sary to take a leadership role in the community clinical arena.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the University’s admission requirements:

    • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
    • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (lower GPAs will be considered based on strength of overall application)
    • RN’s with bachelor degrees in other fields may be considered for admission with additional course work based on portfolio assessment
    • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
    • Proof of valid RN license (applicants should obtain proof here: http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov
    • Two letters of recommendation attesting to professional and academic competence
    • Professional Resume/CV
    • Personal statement
    • Departmental interview may be required
    • TOEFL (for applicants whose native language is not English)

      PREREQUISITES

      • Minimum grade of "B" in the following prerequisite courses: statistics, nursing research and nursing theory.

      PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

      • 39 credits
      • Planned sequence of coursework each semester
      • 5 hours weekly clinical time associated with the two 2 credit clinical courses
      • 12.5 hours weekly clinical time associated with the final 5 credit clinical course

      NURSING THEORY CORE – 3 CREDITS

      NURS 5000

      Nursing Science

      3 credits

       

      NURSING MANAGEMENT THEORY CORE – 12 CREDITS

      NURS 5100

      Nursing and Organizational Theory

      3 credits

      NURS 5200

      Organizational Communications in Transcultural Health Care Systems

      3 credits

      NURS 5300

      Fiscal Management in Nursing and Health Care Systems

      3 credits

      NURS 5600

      Computers in Health Care

      3 credits

       

      COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING SPECIALTY CORE – 6 CREDITS

      NURS 5400

      Epidemiology in Advanced Community Nursing Practice

      3 credits

      NURS 5500

      Advanced Community Health Nursing

      3 credits

       

      NURSING MANAGEMENT CLINICAL CORE – 9 CREDITS

      NURS 5110

      Transcultural Nursing Administration Practice I

      2 credits

      NURS 5210

      Transcultural Nursing Administration Practice II

      2 credits

      NURS 5910

      Transcultural Nursing Administration Practice III

      5 credits

       

      RESEARCH – 6 CREDITS

      NURS 5900

      Research in Transcultural Nursing Administration I

      3 credits

      NURS 5901

      Research in Transcultural Nursing Administration II

      3 credits

       

      GUIDED ELECTIVES- 3 CREDITS

      Courses selected with approval of Program Coordinator

      TOTAL OF 39 CREDITS TO COMPLETE PROGRAM

       

      Program coordinator

      Admissions Counselor

      DR. JAN KAMINSKY
      Townsend Hall (T), Room 116
      T. 908-737-3389
      jkaminsk@kean.edu

      MRS. ANN-MARIE KAY
      Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions
      T. 908-737-5922
      akay@kean.edu

      Updated 10/16/14