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.
% OnlineMostly 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 EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Admission TestsProof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)
Essay/Writing Sample, Interview, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV
- 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.
Louisiana, New York, Tennessee