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MS in Nursing - Public Health (Bridge)

Registered nurses who would like to earn a graduate degree in nursing and have an interest in public health administration should consider the Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Public Health (Bridge) program at Grand Canyon University. Read more about the Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Public Health (Bridge) program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Public Health (Bridge)

School Offering Program:

Grand Canyon University

Program Prerequisites:

Applicants to the Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Public Health (Bridge) program should have an interest in community health and safety. Applicants must be registered nurses who have earned a bachelor's degree.

Program Description:

Grand Canyon University's Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Public Health (Bridge) program explores the nurse's role in health care, foundations for nursing practice, nursing practice competencies, and integrating spirituality into practice. Students have the opportunity to study applied statistics for health care, quantitative and qualitative research methods, and the analysis and utilization of nursing and health care research. The program examines health care policy and finance in the United States, public health administration and finance, cultural and behavioral factors that impact health populations, and health promotion and disease prevention for culturally and economically diverse communities. Additional coursework includes the pathophysiological processes of disease, environmental elements that impact community health and safety, biostatistics evaluation and interpretation, and epidemiology. Students must complete an evidenced-based capstone project proposal and an 80-hour supervised practicum.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

58 credits

Financial Aid Available:

Federal financial aids, including loan, grants, and scholarships, is available to qualifying students. Students can find out about scholarships and other financial aid opportunities from a Grand Canyon University Enrollment Counselor.

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

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Grand Canyon University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Nursing Major

  • NRS 430V: Professional Dynamics (3 credits)
  • NRS 434V: Health Assessment (3 credits)
  • HLT 362V: Applied Statistics for Health Care Professionals (3 credits)
  • NRS 433V: Introduction to Nursing Research (3 credits)
  • NRS 427V: Concepts in Community and Public Health (3 credits)
  • NRS 410V: Pathophysiology and Nursing Management of Clients' Health (3 credits)
  • 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)

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Career Paths:

The Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Public Health (Bridge) program is designed to offer registered nurses advanced skills and training that could lead to more challenging career opportunities. Some positions may require licensing or certification. Students should check with their local state board of nursing for details. Graduates of the program may be qualified to compete for positions such as:

  • Nurse practitioner
  • Advanced registered nurse practitioner
  • Nursing director
  • Clinical nurse manager

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