The demand for public health nurses is on the rise, with government agencies recognizing that services provided by public health nurses can help lower overall healthcare costs. Preventive care, screening, and health education—particularly in low-income and rural areas—have proven to be effective public health measures within the community.

Walden's MSN Public Health Nursing specialization can help position you to work as a nurse leader in diverse settings such as public health departments, home health agencies, schools, wellness centers, industry, and rural or urban healthcare facilities. Specific roles may include:

  • Public health nurse manager or director
  • Manager or director of teams developing population-focused healthcare services
  • Outpatient clinic manager
  • Director of school nursing
  • Community center health coordinator
  • Director of disaster management and preparedness programs
  • Director of health education programs
  • Manager of maternal and infant public health nurse programs

Learn more about top industry sectors, most in-demand job skills and top job titles for MSN grads.

*Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this program.

Testimonials

Lynn Sayre Visser

Lynn Sayre Visser

MSN Graduate
I have referred friends to Walden. I want them to learn and grow.
Walden’s classes strengthened my leadership skills and supported me to help homeless people and veterans within my community.
I have the unconditional support of family and friends, some of whom applied to Walden after hearing about my experience.
James McDaniel MSN Graduate / DNP Student
James McDaniel
Alvin Mena Cantero MSN Graduate
Alvin Mena Centaro
Allison Souza MSN Graduate / DNP Student
Allison Souza

*The baccalaureate degree program in nursing (BSN), master’s degree program in nursing (MSN), and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at Walden University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (www.ccneaccreditation.org). Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of the public's health. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing.

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