Doctor of Nursing Practice / Advanced Public Health Nursing
Rush University

Program Details

The Doctor of Nursing Practice in Advanced Public Health Nursing is an online nurse practitioner degree from Rush University.  This program builds on traditional clinical master’s programs by delving deeper into content areas that improve population outcomes.  Students gain skills in assessing, planning, and evaluating nursing interventions for individuals, families, communities, and clinical populations.  You will study evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and systems leadership.  This degree focuses on:

  • Health promotion
  • Primary prevention
  • Program management

Graduates are specialists in public health nursing, developing policies and interventions that will improve both the health and healthcare of communities and populations.

This program also provides a BSN to DNP path for RNs with just a bachelor's degree to earn their DNP.

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Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Rush University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

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

Additional Info

  • Requires minimum completion of an accredited BSN degree
  • Must have an RN license in the United States
  • On campus requirements include three two-day sessions, including an orientation, project proposal and presentation. 

Restricted States

Louisiana, New York, Tennessee