Department of Biobehavioral Health Science
Mariann Piano Professor and Interim Department Head, Biobehavioral Health Science
The Department of Biobehavioral Health Science (BHS) focuses on both basic science and clinical approaches
to health problems experienced by adults.
and practice areas for department faculty include
a variety of settings, such as hospital units, ambulatory care
departments, long-term care facilities, homes and communities.
The objectives of our master's
program are to prepare
expert advanced practice nurses who can synthesize practice,
research and theory to increase the quality of patient care.
Advanced Practice Specialty Options
Primary Care Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Program
Acute Care Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Program
Optional Certificate Programs
Advanced Practice Palliative Care Nurse
Advanced Practice Forensics Nurse
Advanced Practice Cardiometabolic Nurse
Upon completion of the study options, graduates may be eligible to
seek certification from a variety of national voluntary programs
(e.g., the American Nurses' Credentialing Center [ANCC]). For nurses who
a master’s degree in nursing, study for post-master’s certification