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 Nursing) pathway allows experienced RN's with a non-nursing bachelor's degree to embark on the road to earning an MSN public health 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 pathway student, you will enroll in seven pre-requisite 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
- Conduct research relevant to the nursing and healthcare industry
- Disseminate information related to health promotions to clients with differing backgrounds
- Utilize assessment techniques and knowledge of pathophysiology to enhance patient outcomes
Your Next Degree
The Master of Science in Nursing with an Emphasis in Public Health Nursing 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.
* Please note that this list may contain programs and courses not presently offered, as availability may vary depending on class size, enrollment and other contributing factors. If you are interested in a program or course listed herein please first contact your University Counselor for the most current information regarding availability.
* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Programs or courses subject to change.