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MS in Nursing - Public Health

Students enrolled in Grand Canyon University's Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Public Health program have an opportunity to study biostatistics, social, behavioral, and cultural factors in public health, and other relevant topics.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Public Health

School Offering Program:

Grand Canyon University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Applicants to Grand Canyon University's Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Public Health program must hold either an associate's and/or a bachelor's degree in nursing with a minimum 3.0 GPA. A valid RN license that is unrestricted and unencumbered is also required. Grand Canyon University may also request writing samples and an interview if deemed necessary. Though specific program requirements may vary, applicants to Grand Canyon University's graduate programs should have already earned a bachelor's degree.

Program Description:

The Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Public Health program is designed to teach epidemiology, biostatistics, theoretical foundations for nursing roles and practice, environmental health, and public health administration. The curriculum emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach to public health and is based upon nursing and public health education standards. The degree program also offers some flexibility with the inclusion of an evidence-based practice project. This course allows students to focus on a particular area of interest within the public health field. Students are also required to complete 80 clinical hours.

Learning Format:

Campus and online

Total Credits Required:

40 credits

Financial Aid:

Grand Canyon University's students may be eligible for various financial aid options, including federal grants, military aid, and federal, state, and private lending programs. Interested students should complete the FAFSA and will then have the opportunity to work with one of Grand Canyon University's Financial Aid Counselors.

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Required Courses for a Master of Science in Nursing with a Concentration in Public Health:

Required Courses

  • NUR 502: Theoretical Foundations for Nursing Roles and Practice (4 credits)
  • NUR 504: Health Care Research Analysis and Utilization (4 credits)
  • BIO 500: Biostatistics (4 credits)
  • BIO 550: Epidemiology (4 credits)
  • HLT 555: Environmental Health (4 credits)
  • HLT 560: Social, Behavioral, and Cultural Factors in Public Health (4 credits)
  • NUR 508: Ethics, Policy, and Finance in the Health Care System (4 credits)
  • HLT 605: Public Health Administration (4 credits)
  • HLT 660: Practicum (4 credits)
  • NUR 699: Evidence-Based Practice Project (4 credits)

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Grand Canyon University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program. Some courses and programs may not be available at all campuses.

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Once a student has completed the Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Public Health program, he or she has the opportunity to pursue jobs in the field. Some potential employers may include government agencies, health planning and policy organizations, county and state health departments, social service agencies, and health care facilities. Some job opportunities may also be available in the corporate sector. Job candidates should be able to demonstrate strong communication skills and the desire to contribute to the public health field.

Positions that graduates could pursue include:

  • Public health policy analyst
  • Public health administrator
  • Community health nurse
  • Nurse educator

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