Community Health Nursing

SchoolSchool of Nursing and Midwifery
DepartmentDepartment of Community Health Nursing
DegreeM.Sc. (Master of Science).

Program Description: 

Community Health Nursing is a branch of nursing which combines nursing science with other healthrelated sciences and evidence-based practice in different fields of society. The graduates provide their services, with an emphasis on primary prevention and community health.  

The graduates can fulfill various tasks at such different settings as healthcare centers, hospitals (in referral system), rehabilitation as well as home care centers, schools, addiction centers, centers for accidents or disasters, etc. to offer services to clients, families and communities by adopting critical thinking and creative methods for problem-solving. To this end, they cooperate effectively with other health professionals in an attempt to effectively apply modern technologies as well as evidence-based knowledge for improving healthcare quality with respect to national resources.    

There has been a valuable experience in performing the program in the Islamic Republic of Iran since 1975 and its curriculum has been updated in recent years for the MS degree to respond to dynamic needs of its developing societies. The graduates have accordingly been able to play different roles to enhance community health.


Specific Competencies and Skills

At the end of the program learners will be competent in the following skills:

  • Heath-related skills
  • Environmental monitoring visits
  • Appraisal of public health in the society
  • Home and school visit
  • Growth and development monitoring in children
  • Infection control at hospitals and healthcare centers
  • Immunization skills
  • Referral and follow-up skills
  • Skills to triage clients
  • Reports preparation skills


 Duration: 2.5 years


Admission Requirements

General Requirement: To apply for this program, you will need to fulfill a number of requirements, which can be found in the Graduate Admission Requirements.

Specific Requiremetns:  Holding a Bachelor’s degree(B.Sc.) in nursing  received in Iran or abroad

The eligible candidate should have successfully completed an approved related Degree program and should be proficient in English or Persian.

Admission Deadline

Tehran University of Medical Sciences has a rolling application system and reviews student applications all year round.

However, the deadline for the September intake is June 31.

Education Fees and Yearly Expenses

For complete and comprehensive information about fees and expenses, please refer to the Education Fees and Yearly Expenses section.

Total Course Credits       

  • Core:28
  • Non-core: 4
  • Thesis: 4    


Program Curriculum

For access to overall structure of the course Click Here.

For more information, please download the Program Curriculum of Community Health Nursing

Contact Information:

In case of any inquiries, you can contact the Office of International representative of the Department of Community Health Nursing Tehran University of Medical Sciences through the following:

Contact Person: Dr. Khatera Silani

Tel.:  ( 98 21) 61054120 - 61054119

Email  :


Address: School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tohid Square, Nosrat Street, Tehran 14197-33171, Iran

To contact the Office of International Admissions, please use the following information:

Tel.: (+98 21) 8890 2090-93, Ext.: 169


Address: No. 21, Dameshgh St., Vali-e Asr Ave., Tehran 1416753955, Iran



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