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Public Health Certificate Programs

Public Health Nurse Ready (PHN Ready) is an online certificate program for RNs working in public health, or desiring to know about how public health works. LPNs and other RNs may find the certificate of interest as well.

Foundations of Public Health is a basic introductory certificate that provides foundational knowledge for public health workers with limited formal education or training in public health. It does not offer academic credit.

All courses are self-paced and on-line, with most courses providing continuing education credits.

To register for either one of these programs, choose the corresponding tab above.

Before beginning the curriculum, it is highly recommended that those who complete Public Health Nurse Ready also watch the “Core Competencies for Public Health Nursing” webinar. This archived webstream can be found here.

This certificate is for RNs who are new to a public health department, agency, or setting. The courses in this certificate provide a foundation of core public health concepts and practices. Topics include: cultural competency, public health literacy, public health policy, basic epidemiology, core functions and essential services of public health. These courses reflect the core public health competencies set forth by the Quad Council of Public Health Nursing Organizations.

If you have already completed the program requirements and would like to apply for your certificate, please complete the online Evaluation and Request for Certificate using the link below upon program completion.

View or print out the informational flyer.

Foundations of Public Health (FoPH) is a basic introductory certificate that provides foundational knowledge for public health workers with limited formal education or training in public health. These courses are offered via distance learning (self-paced, online course format).

To register for the Foundations of Public Health certificate, please following the instructions in the Certificate Guidebook.

If you have already completed the program requirements and would like to apply for your certificate, please complete the online Certificate Application using the link below upon program completion.

View or print out the informational flyer


 

The School of Public Health at the University at Albany offers a number of Certificate programs as well as an Online MPH in Public Health Practice.

Core Competencies for Public Health Nursing - a free webinar
Continuing Education Credits are available

PHN Ready encourages BSN completion.
"Dispelling the Myths: Discovering the Facts about BSN Completion"

To find a BSN completion program:

New York State Residents may search for BSN completion programs in their area through the New York State Education Department website.  http://www.nysed.gov/heds/irpsl1.html .  Click on “Search for Programs by Subject Matter – Programs Bachelor’s or Higher” . 
Or, go to:  http://www.rntobsnprograms.com/nursing-schools/new-york.htm

For US resources, and for states outside of New York, including online sources of BSN education, go to:  http://www.rntobsnprograms.com/rn-to-bsn-completion-programs/

Basic Environmental Health Program

Emergency Preparedness

New York New Jersey Public Health Training Center – Free, self-paced online courses and webstreams