BU's MSN in Public Health nursing prepares students with advanced knowledge for a multifaceted role and innovative problem solving to improve the delivery of health care, health education, and prevention either in a community or school health setting.
Our program options prepare the graduate in either public health nursing or school health nursing. The program specialization is designed to prepare the graduate to promote and protect the health of the population using knowledge from nursing, social, and public health sciences. PHNs engage in population-focused practice and apply public health concepts of prevention at the individual, family and community level. Students engage in the competent use of the nursing process to assess and diagnose health problems of populations and aggregates in order to design programs to facilitate optimal wellness.
Courses and Curriculum
The Public Health Nursing MSN program at BU encompasses 39 credits.
Completed application packets consist of the following information (all application materials should be mailed directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions, 161 Arts & Administration Building, Bloomsburg, PA 17815 or electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org).
Graduate school application and fee
Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended
Copy of current, unencumbered Pennsylvania professional nursing license
Copy of current school nurse certificate (if applying to the public health - school health nursing program)
Resume which includes description of professional nursing and clinical experience
One year of current acute care experience. Interviews with the Graduate Nursing Department Admissions Committee will be conducted via a rolling admission process. For more information contact Kimberly Olszewski, DNP CRNP, Director of the Nurse Practitioner Programs, at email@example.com or 570-389-4613.
Interviews with the Public Health Program Director will be conducted after completed application is reviewed.