Apr 21, 2018  
2017-2018 Catalog (September 2017) 
2017-2018 Catalog (September 2017) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Health Nursing–MSN

Return to: Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)  

Students in the Public Health Nursing specialization are prepared to take a lead role in improving health outcomes for entire populations, particularly those in underserved communities. The focus of the coursework is on skills such as assessing communities and populations; identifying high-risk groups; and developing culturally sensitive, realistic, population-based nursing interventions. Graduates of Walden’s MSN program will have the graduate degree they need to pursue Advanced Public Health Nursing (APHN-BC) certification through portfolio application.*


Track I (BSN Track)

For students with a BSN degree.

Track II (RN Track)

For students with an RN degree


*Walden’s MSN program is designed to provide the academic degree required to apply for national certifications. Because no graduate program can guarantee that graduates will achieve national certification, students are encouraged to consult the appropriate credentialing center for the specific requirements. It is an individual’s responsibility to understand, evaluate, and comply with all requirements relating to national certification as requirements vary widely. Walden makes no representations or guarantee that completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain national certification. For more information about certification programs, students should contact the American Nurses Credentialing Center at www.nursecredentialing.org, or other certification websites.