Master of Science in Nursing / Public Health Nursing
University of Kansas

Program Details

The MSN in Public Health Nursing is designed to help both new and experienced nurses transition into positions in population focused healthcare. Graduates can use their newly acquired skills to complete community-based assessments, plan programming and interventions, and assess outcomes

This online nursing degree emphasizes a systems approach to integrating social determinants of health with evidence-based practice in health promotion, disease prevention, and chronic disease management for specific populations. Students gain the leadership skills necessary to support public health and population-based practice from the local to national levels.

Graduates can find employment in:

  • State and federal agencies
  • Academic health centers
  • School health
  • Global health
  • Community-based, nonprofit, and advocacy agencies

% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of Kansas is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Criminal Background Check, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • Must have a BSN degree from a nationally accredited program and current RN licensure in at least one state in the United States
  • Must complete a graduate level statistics course prior to starting the program
  • Minimum one year clinical work experience as a RN is recommended