Nursing (MSN) - Public Health Nursing, M.Sc. | Part time online | Walden University | United States
M.Sc. Online

Nursing (MSN) - Public Health Nursing

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Gain the knowledge and leadership skills to address health and access issues for populations in underserved communities, and focus on key health issues that may otherwise be overlooked with this Nursing (MSN) - Public Health Nursing program at Walden University.


Make a difference in communities by effecting positive change in the field of healthcare with a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a specialization in Public Health Nursing.

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Enhance your skills with iHuman patient simulation software and strength-finding tools, which make your learning experience personalized, interactive, and effective.

Upon completing this Nursing (MSN) - Public Health Nursing program at Walden University, you will be prepared to:

  • Synthesize organizational/systems leadership for cost-effective specialist nursing practice that contributes to high-quality healthcare delivery, advancement of the nursing profession, and social change.
  • Critique evidence-based literature drawing from diverse theoretical perspectives and pertinent research to guide decision making that demonstrates best practices for specialist nursing practice in a global society.
  • Integratively assess, diagnose, plan, implement, and evaluate cost-effective healthcare strategies that reduce health disparities by patient/population advocacy for access to specialist nursing care.
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate using audience-specific oral, written, and information technology for professional delivery of specialist nursing care.
  • Evaluate health needs of diverse populations for necessary teaching/coaching functions based on specialist nursing knowledge to restore/promote health and prevent illness/injury.
  • Exhibit ongoing commitment to professional development and value of nursing theories/ethical principles (altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity, social justice) in accordance with ethically responsible, legally accountable, specialist nursing practice.
  • Implement specialist nursing roles to promote quality improvement of patient-centered care in accordance with professional practice standards that transform health outcomes for diverse populations.

Career Impact

The demand for public health nurses is on the rise, with government agencies recognizing that services provided by public health nurses can help lower overall healthcare costs. Preventive care, screening, and health education—particularly in underserved communities—have proven to be effective public health measures.

Walden's MSN Public Health Nursing specialization can help position you to work as a nurse leader in diverse settings such as public health departments, home health agencies, schools, wellness centers, industry, and rural or urban healthcare facilities.

Specific roles may include:

  • Public health nurse manager or director
  • Manager or director of teams developing population-focused healthcare services
  • Outpatient clinic manager
  • Director of school nursing
  • Community center health coordinator
  • Director of disaster management and preparedness programs
  • Director of health education programs
  • Director/manager of maternal and infant public health nurse programs


The baccalaureate degree program in nursing (BSN), master’s degree program in nursing (MSN), and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at Walden University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. 

Programme Structure

Walden’s flexibility and support put your education within reach. You will benefit from a comprehensive online learning experience that includes:

  • Convenient start dates throughout the year.
  • Orientation that prepares you for success in an online environment.
  • Ability to complete coursework when and where it is convenient for you.
  • Access to courses and materials on your smartphone or tablet.
  • Multimedia resources designed to augment student learning: videos, case studies, simulations, articles, journals, and discussion topics.
  • A global online community of faculty, students, and alumni.

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53 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree or higher.
    • To be considered for this master’s program, you must have a valid RN license. 
    • Completed online application and transcripts. 

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