Prepare for a Career in Healthcare With the Public Health MSN Bridge Pathway
Offered by the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions, the Bridge (Master of Science in Nursing with an Emphasis in Public Health) pathway allows experienced RNs with a non-nursing bachelor's degree to embark on the road to earning a public health MSN degree. Upon completing foundational nursing courses from the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, you will then enter the bridge MSN pathway with a focus on public health which offers an intensive introduction to key skills and concepts in public health analysis, planning and implementation.
Public Health MSN Bridge Pathway Students Master Core Nursing Skills and Principles
As an MSN bridge pathway with a concentration in public health student, you will enroll in seven prerequisite courses that will prepare you for coursework at the graduate level. You will learn to:
- Assess learning needs, create and implement a health teaching plan and evaluate student learning in both traditional and nontraditional settings
- Develop prevention, treatment and intervention methods for diverse populations
- Interpret statistics in order to make decisions
- Synthesize research relevant to the nursing and healthcare industry
- Disseminate information related to health promotion to clients with differing backgrounds
- Utilize assessment techniques and knowledge of pathophysiology to enhance patient outcomes
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 in public health culminates with a capstone practicum project, allowing you to demonstrate your ability to solve a real-world public health issue.
Careers for Public Health MSN Bridge Pathway Graduates
Public health nursing graduates can look forward to pursuing a career in the public health field. By completing this public health MSN bridge pathway, you will not only be prepared to work in advanced care settings, but also be equipped to serve as a public health advocate working to implement change in public and community health organizations.
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Bridge Pathways FAQs
Read through our frequently asked questions to learn more about completing the MSN public health bridge pathway and earning your public health MSN degree.
If you seek to influence and implement change within your community and throughout the public, consider enrolling in the public health MSN bridge pathway at GCU. To learn more about this option, fill out the form on this page to get in contact with a university counselor.
1 COVID-19 has adversely affected the global economy and data from 2020 and 2021 may be atypical compared to prior years. The pandemic may impact the predicted future workforce outcomes indicated by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics as well. Accordingly, data shown is effective September 2022, which can be found here: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives and Nurse Practitioners, retrieved on March 17, 2023.
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