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.
Students who are considering relocating are advised to contact their student success advisor prior to any decision to relocate in order to determine how relocation may impact progress in their program. Advisors can provide information and guidance on how relocating may result in possible changes, restrictions, and/or additional requirements affecting field experience. Each Board of Nursing and Higher Education Authority governs the field experience rules and regulations in their respective states, and students may be unable to complete field experience in the state in which they plan to relocate. While Walden is committed to working collaboratively with students to secure field sites across the United States, it is imperative that students contact their student success advisor immediately when considering relocating.