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Nursing, Community Health Specialization, M.S.N.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
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This option is designed to prepare the graduate in community health nursing in either public health administration or in school health nursing. The main focus is on preparing the graduate to assume a leadership or management role in a specific area of community health nursing, working with special populations and communities to promote and improve community health.


Students develop competence in the multifaceted role of a specialist and use their advanced knowledge, responsible decision-making, innovative problem solving and communication to promote change in the community.

Students engage in the competent use of the nursing process to diagnose the health problems of special populations to design programs to facilitate optimal wellness within the community environment, and improve delivery of health care, health education, early detection and screening and prevention services.

Students serve as consultants and engage in social, ethical and political actions to influence and initiate change in health care policy in order to promote community health.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Theoretical Bases for Role Development in Advanced Nursing Practice
  •  Epidemiology: Concepts for Advanced Nursing Practice 
  • Bases of Research for Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan for the Advanced Practice Nurse
  • Pharmacology Across the Lifespan for the Advanced Practice Nurse 
  • Community Assessment and Planning

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • The online application requires a non-refundable application fee of $35 for United States applicants/$60 for International applicants
  • The entrance requirements to a Master at Bloomsburg University vary according to program. However the minimum requirements for applicants include a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university or the equivalent degree from a foreign institution and a minimum undergraduate GPA of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Program additional requirements should be submitted upon the receipt of your application. When applying please allow sufficient time for your application materials to be received by the Graduate Office

Tuition Fee

  • International

    750 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 750 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    750 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 750 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    500 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 500 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Bloomsburg

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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