Biobehavioral Health Science Faculty
Mariann Piano PhD, RN
Professor and Head
Department Phone: 312.996.7900
Biobehavioral Health Science focuses on both basic science and clinical
approaches to health problems experienced by adults. The research and
practice areas for Biobehavioral Health Science 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
Nurse Practitioner Options:
Acute Care Adult Adult/Geriatrics Geriatrics
Clinical Nurse Specialist Options:
Acute Care Adult Geriatrics
Optional Certificate Programs:
Advanced Practice Palliative Care 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 already have a master's degree in nursing, study for post-master's certification is available.