Graduate nursing students

Public Health Nursing (MSN)

Bloomsburg'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.

Degrees & Offerings
  • MSN
Format Option(s)
  • Online
Program Contact
Public Health MSN Program Director; Assistant Professor
Dean of the School of Nursing, Breiner Family Endowed Professorship of Nursing; Associate Professor
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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.

Program Overview
  • Specializations include:​ Public Health Nursing​ School Health Nursing (Certified School Nurse)​ ​
  • 39 credits
  • Available 100% online​ ​
  • Flexible coursework - curriculum is built with working nurses in mind​ ​
  • Ability to apply for the MSN directly after completing the BSN!​
  • Full-time and part-time options​ ​
  • Clinical practicum in local community

Courses and Curriculum

The Public Health Nursing MSN program at BU encompasses 39 credits.

The Public Health Nursing - School Health Nurse 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

  • 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
  • Typed career goals
  • Three completed recommendation forms
  • Interviews with the Public Health Program Director will be conducted after completed application is reviewed.


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Specializations in Public Health Nursing and School Health Nursing
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