This Bridge to Master of Science in Nursing with an Emphasis in Public Health program is designed for seasoned registered nurses who have bachelor‛s degrees in a field outside of nursing who want to earn their MSN. Instead of requiring these students to earn a BSN degree, they take six courses from our Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and then launch into the MSN Nursing Leadership with an Emphasis in Public Health track.
The Bridge to Master of Science in Nursing: Public Health degree program is a good fit for nurses interested in disease prevention and community health who are seeking a career where they are involved in the coordination, planning, development, implementation and evaluation of health programs and services. Public health professionals draw on knowledge and skills from a variety of disciplines to define, assess, and ultimately resolve public health problems.
Professionals who graduate with an MSN in public health degree may hold positions of responsibility in a variety of settings, including; hospitals, health care facilities, county and state health departments, social service agencies, health policy and planning organizations, universities, nongovernmental organizations including international health organizations, county, state and federal governmental agencies, community-based health education and health promotion settings, and the corporate world.
Students will study theories, concepts, and principles of public health and their application. The curriculum, developed around the nursing core and national public health curriculum standards, uses a multidisciplinary approach that emphasizes psychological, behavioral, and social factors influencing population-based health disparities; principles of epidemiology and biostatistics; environmental public health concepts; public health administration systems and processes; and economic factors.
This program prepares students for an expanding range of professional opportunities and roles in public health and nursing. The Master of Science in Nursing: Public Health degree program culminates with a practicum and capstone project that students are able to design to best fit their area of specific interest.
* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.