Program Details

Bridge (Master Of Science In Nursing With An Emphasis In Public Health)

Offered By: College of Nursing and Health Care Professions
Next Start Date:
Program Now Enrolling
Approx. Course Length:
Online: 5 weeks
Total Program Credits:
18 Credits
Transfer Credits:
Up to 90 credits, only 84 can be lower division

Prepare to Spark Public Health Innovation

Offered by the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions, the Bridge (Master of Science in Nursing with an Emphasis in Public Health) program allows experienced RN's with a non-nursing bachelor's degree to embark on the road to earning a nursing master's degree. Upon completing foundational nursing courses from the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, you will then enter the MSN program which offers an intensive introduction to key skills and concepts in public health analysis, planning and implementation.

What You Will Learn

As an MSN bridge student, you will experience a six-course program of study in nursing upper division level subject matter. You will learn to:

  • Assess learning needs, create and implement a curriculum plan and evaluate student achievements in both traditional and nontraditional settings
  • Innovate prevention, treatment and intervention methods for diverse populations
  • Interpret statistics in order to make decisions
  • Conduct research relevant to the nursing and healthcare industry
  • Disseminate nursing-related information and policies to students with differing backgrounds
  • Utilize assessment and pathophysiology to enhance patient outcomes

Your Next Degree

The Master of Science in Nursing with an Emphasis in Public Health degree program provides you with the training to define, assess and resolve modern day challenges in public health. You will have the opportunity to evaluate emergent research, education, policies and treatments that can spark changes to promote health and reduce human disease and illness globally, in local communities and within specialized populations. The MSN degree in public health culminates with a capstone practicum project allowing you to demonstrate your ability to solve a real-world public health issue.

Course List

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Major:
18 credits
Total Degree Requirements:
18 credits

Program Core Courses

Course Description

This course is a bridge course for the RN who is returning to formal education for the baccalaureate degree in nursing. The course focuses on differentiated nursing practice competencies, nursing conceptual models, professional accountability, integrating spirituality into practice, group dynamics, and critical thinking. Emphasis is also placed on writing and oral presentation skills.

Course Description

This course focuses on methods of health history taking, physical examination skills, documentation, and health screening. The course emphasizes the individual as the client, functional health patterns, community resources, and the teaching learning process.

Course Description

This introductory course on statistical concepts emphasizes applications to health care professions. The course is designed to prepare students to interpret and evaluate statistics and statistical methods used in published research papers and to make decisions about the appropriateness of specific statistical methods in a variety of settings. Areas of emphasis include introduction to analysis of variance, regression, and graphical presentation; experimental design; descriptive statistics; sampling methods; and z, t, and chi-square.

Course Description

This writing intensive course promotes the use of research findings as a basis for improving clinical practice. Quantitative and qualitative research methodologies are presented. Emphasis is on the critical review of research studies and their applications to clinical practice. An overview of evidence-based practice is provided. Prerequisite: HLT-362V.

Course Description

This course focuses on the community as a large system of people of varying cultures, spiritual values, geographic norms, and economic conditions, all influenced by social-legal-political variables that impact individual and community health. Particular attention is paid to vulnerable subgroups in the community. Emphasis is placed on critical analysis, using epidemiological data and functional health pattern assessments to plan and intervene in areas of health promotion and disease prevention.

Course Description

This course is designed to enhance the working RN’s existing understanding of the pathophysiological processes of disease as they affect clients across the lifespan. The interrelationship of structural and functional reactions of cells and tissues to genetic alterations and injurious agents provide the foundation for comprehending clinical manifestations and treatment protocols. Critical thinking and nursing management are enhanced through the use of case studies that integrate nutritional and pharmacological concepts. The understanding of environmental and biological risk factors provides the nurse with the knowledge to provide health promotion and prevention education.

Faculty Bios

Program Locations

Online

Online

Pursue a next-generation education with an online degree from Grand Canyon University. Earn your degree with convenience and flexibility with online courses that let you study anytime, anywhere. GCU offers the most experienced leadership in delivering online degree programs. Full-time faculty members and fully trained adjunct instructors, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way. Designed with the career-oriented professional in mind, our online classes provide an intimate environment that stimulates engaging and challenging discussions. Choose from programs across our distinct colleges, in high-demand employment areas. Classes begin frequently.



* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.