2022–23 Graduate Academic Catalog Page 75 School of Nursing Graduate Certificate in Global Public Health Nursing (in Teach-out) Admission Standards Cedarville University invites applications to the Graduate Certificate in Global Public Health Nursing (GPHN) from candidates who are currently enrolled in or have completed a graduate nursing degree from a regionally accredited or otherwise approved university, who are able to present strong academic records, and who have a profession of faith in Jesus Christ. Each candidate's application will be reviewed on an individual basis. In addition to the general admission requirements listed in the graduate admissions section of this catalog, applicants must meet the following requirements: • Have earned a B.S.N. undergraduate and graduate nursing grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. • Official transcripts of a baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited program. • Official transcripts of a graduate degree in nursing from an accredited program or current enrollment in an accredited graduate nursing program. • Evidence of computer proficiency or plan for learning informatics skills. • Evidence of current unrestricted licensure as a registered nurse in the United States for clinical experience in the United States. • Recommendations from a church leader and professional colleague. Recommendations from personal friends or family members will not be accepted. Admission Process and Timeframe Applicants should follow specific admission criteria found in the Admissions section of the graduate catalog. After an admission application is completed, applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis by the M.S.N. Admission, Progression, Retention Committee. Graduate Admissions will notify applicants of the admission decision. Tuition and Fees Tuition cost for the Graduate Certificate in Global Public Health Nursing (GPHN) courses for the 2022–23 academic year is $648 per semester credit. Audit is $324 per semester hour. Financial Aid Global public health nursing courses completed for the graduate certificate, as a nondegree program, are not eligible for federal or state aid. However, students may qualify for personal loans to pay for this program. Global public health nursing courses completed for the M.S.N. degree program may be eligible for federal and state aid. For more information, contact Financial Aid. Graduate Certificate in Global Public Health Nursing (in Teach-out) Purpose Statement The Graduate Certificate in Global Public Health Nursing (GPHN) will uniquely position candidates to address trends in contemporary nursing practice, domestically and globally. The certificate program will allow students who are currently enrolled in a graduate nursing program or those who have completed a graduate nursing degree to add core knowledge related to health ministry, epidemiology, global health issues, and populationfocused nursing care to their advanced nursing practice. Program Objectives Candidates who complete the Graduate Certificate in Global Public Health Nursing (GPHN) are equipped to be leaders in contemporary nursing practice by: • Analyzing and defending a biblical perspective of Global Public Health Nursing practice. • Analyzing and considering a broad range of complex determinants of global health. • Explaining and developing population-focused nursing interventions to improve the health and wholeness of diverse and vulnerable populations. Program Delivery Cedarville University has designed the Graduate Certificate in Global Public Health Nursing (GPHN) to be flexible and responsive to student needs. Courses are offered fully online in seven-week sessions during the fall, spring, and summer terms. Graduate online course content will be available for student access the weekend prior to the start of the course. Course Requirements Course requirements include 12 semester hours as follows: NSG-6200 Philosophy and Theology of Health, Healing, and Illness....................................................................3 NSG-6210 Global Health and Vulnerable Populations...................3 NSG-6220 Epidemiology. ..............................................................3 NSG-6230 Population-based Health Care Management...............3 Accreditation The Graduate Certificate in Global Public Health Nursing (GPHN) is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and authorized by the Ohio Department of Higher Education.