Public Health Nurse & Certificates

Public Health Nurse

RN public health nurses have the opportunity to refresh their skills and knowledge by taking NURS 3200 Health Assessment without applying and being accepted to the School of Nursing.  This course is taught each spring and fall.

RNs wanting to take the course must apply and be accepted to the university.

The first step is to apply to GSW as a “pre-nursing” RN-BSN and be accepted by the university.

GSW Admission: Please visit the Office of Admissions website at

Some RNs who have taken this course during their public health careers have decided to continue on with their education in pursuit of their BSN.  At that time, they do apply to the School of Nursing as a part of the RN-BSN Program.

We will be glad to answer any questions you have about this opportunity.



Caregiving Issues and Management Certificate Program

Nursing students and professional nurses are encouraged to seek additional preparation in the field of caregiving by completing the Caregiving Issues and Management Certificate Program.  This interdisciplinary program is the only one of its kind in the state.

Rosalynn Carter Institute Caregiving Issues and Management Certificate Program (link)