Mini-MPH for Nurses

The world’s health needs are changing—evolving day to day, sometimes even hour to hour. It is the role of the public health professional to stay apace with these changes to protect and improve the health of populations.

Because of the commitment to ensure access to education around pressing public health issues, Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) now offers a CNE accredited, online Mini-MPH (Master of Public Health) for Nurses. The Mini-MPH for Nurses provides foundational knowledge in public health to all interested learners. The program includes 7.5 hours of engaging, online content that covers key concepts of public health, with expert faculty.

The Mini-MPH for Nurses is designed for learners who wish to enhance their knowledge and skills in public health, to complement their clinical expertise. This program is for nurses who have an interest in community health systems, health care reform legislation, health care policy, population health management, disease prevention, and health promotion, along with community-based health interventions.

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Each component of the Mini-MPH is online and asynchronous:

  • Public Health and Nursing—Learn about how public health and nursing interact and the history of public health nursing with BUSPH Clinical Associate Professor of Global Health, Monica Onyango
  • What is Public Health?—Learn about the foundations of public health with BUSPH Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor, Sandro Galea.
  • Quantitative Methods for Public Health—Learn to evaluate and interpret data to make evidence-based decisions to improve health with BUSPH Associate Dean of Education and Professor of Biostatistics, Lisa Sullivan.
  • Leadership and Management for Public Health—Learn to communicate with, engage, and organize diverse groups in pursuit of change efforts to improve population health with BUSPH Associate Dean of Public Health Practice, Harold Cox.
  • Health Systems, Law and Policy—Examine the constitutional, regulatory, political, and socio-economic bases for policies that determine access, quality, cost and equity in health services and population health programs with BUSPH Professor of Health Law, Policy and Management, David Rosenbloom.
  • Individual, Community and Population Health—Understand how program design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation improve the health of individuals, communities, and populations with BUSPH Clinical Assistant Professor of Community Health Sciences, Sophie Godley.