2023-24 Graduate Academic Catalog

2023–24 Graduate Academic Catalog Page 89 School of Nursing Graduate Certificate in Global Public Health Graduate Certificate in Global Public Health Purpose Statement The Graduate Certificate in Global Public Health (GPH) will enable graduate students to gain knowledge of the principles, theories, and strategies in the contemporary issues of global public health. Program Objectives Candidates who complete the Graduate Certificate in Global Public Health (GPH) are equipped to be leaders in contemporary nursing practice by: • Developing a multidisciplinary knowledge base using Biblical principles in examining global public health issues. • Developing frameworks for collaborative approaches and strategies for global public health issues. • Evaluating and analyzing contemporary issues in global public health. Program Delivery Cedarville University has designed the Graduate Certificate in Global Public Health (GPH) 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-6220 Epidemiology..............................................................3 or NSG-8060 Population Health and Epidemiology. ............. 3 NSG-6240 Foundation of Global Public Health..............................3 NSG-6250 Global Public Health Strategies....................................3 NSG-6260 Contemporary Issues in Global Public Health..............3 *Non-DNP students are required to complete NSG-6220 Epidemiology. DNP students are required to complete NSG-8060 Population Health and Epidemiology. Accreditation The Graduate Certificate in Global Public Health is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and authorized by the Ohio Department of Higher Education. Admission Standards Cedarville University invites applications to the Graduate Certificate in Global Public Health (GPH) from candidates who are currently enrolled in the final semester of an undergraduate degree or have completed an undergraduate 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 an undergraduate and/or graduate grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. • Official transcripts of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited program. • Official transcripts of an undergraduate degree from an accredited program or current enrollment in an accredited graduate nursing program. • 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 MSN 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 (GPH) courses for the 2023–24 academic year is $680 per semester credit. Audit is $340 per semester hour. Financial Aid Global Public Health 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 courses completed for the MSN degree program may be eligible for federal and state aid. For more information, contact Financial Aid.