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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Health BS, Pre-Nursing in Public Health Specialization


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Program Director
Rebecca Pearson, PhD, MPH

Advisors
Kim McBride, PhD, MPH
Rebecca Pearson, PhD, MPH
 

Program Information
The mission of the Public Health Education Program at Central Washington University is to create an atmosphere of mutual respect, resulting in a positive impact on the health of individuals, groups, communities, and the world at large.

The program student-centered and evidence-based prepares professionals to plan, implement, and evaluate innovative strategies that promote social justice, health and well-being for individuals, groups, communities, and the world at large.

Faculty members of the Public Health Education Program share an essential passion, embodied in our roles as teachers and life-long learners, to serve the needs of our students. We are committed to the following values:

  • Healthy people in healthy communities
  • Professionalism: ethics, honesty, respect, and integrity
  • Commitment to learning: relevance, rigor, collaboration, and collective wisdom
  • Diversity of ideas, people, and cultures

Students in this program major in public health and must specialize in either community health education or pre-nursing in public health. Please contact the program director for an application.

Bachelor of Science
Public Health Major

Students who major in public health are trained to be at the leading edge of prevention and health promotion. Specializing in either community health education or pre-nursing in public health, students are prepared to work with individuals, groups, or entire communities on a myriad of population-based health issues.

Special requirements other than departmental:
HED 230 must be taken prior to HED 422, HED 230 and HED 310 must be taken prior to HED 475.

Pre-Nursing in Public Health Specialization


The pre-nursing in public health specialization within the public health major prepares students to meet entrance requirements to bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) programs throughout Washington. Armed with leading-edge scientific knowledge and liberal arts content, combined with an extensive public health internship, the pre-public health nursing specialization allows future professionals to enter nursing school with a solid background in public health theory and practice. CWU does not offer a degree program in nursing, but offers all prerequisite courses necessary for successful admission to professional nursing programs available across Washington.

Most pre-nursing students will complete the BS degree in public health with a specialization in pre-nursing in public health. The specialization also prepares students to assume key roles within public health agencies as health promotion specialists/prevention specialists. With a comprehensive background in population-based health, graduating students can make immediate contributions to the health of the public.

Pre-requisites for admission to nursing school that meet General Education Requirements for pre-nursing specialization: SOC 101 or 107 or 205; PSY 101; CHEM 111 and CHEM 111LAB; BIOL 201.

Total Required Course Credits: 39


Total Credits: 103


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