Doctor of Nursing Practice / Public Health & Policy
Rasmussen University

Program Details

One of the only institutions that offer the combined Public Health and Policy DNP specialization, Rasmussen University will help nurses advance their careers while taking their nursing education to the highest level.  Through this accredited online nursing program, you will learn how to take your commitment to being an advocate for change and interest in health protection and turn it into your niche in nursing.  

The innovative and affordable DNP curriculum furthers advanced nursing skills while developing students into innovative, high caliber leaders grounded in core nursing values.  Taught by experienced nursing faculty and backed by over 100 years of nursing teaching experience, courses seek to focus on relevant practice issues as you further your skills in negotiation and influencing others.  While building project management and analytical skills, this online public health degree prepares students to use evidence-based practice to improve healthcare outcomes.  Courses teach students to:

  • Impact health policy at the local, national, and global level
  • Design healthcare policy 
  • Lead and influence the public health field
  • Use epidemiological principles in public health policy

Everyone involved with your online nursing education takes a vested interest in your success, from the faculty that guide and support you to the flexible, competency-based education (CBE) that is designed for working nurses.  Courses are available 24/7 and feature flexible deadlines, allowing you to study when and where it is convenient, while the outcomes-based CBE model lets you set the pace while also providing the opportunity to demonstrate your new skills and knowledge.

% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Rasmussen University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC) | 800-621-7440.

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Essay/Writing Sample, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV

Restricted States

New York