Impact lives as a public health leader and educator. Create solutions that foster community health.
Do you want to play a key role in reducing health disparities and promoting public wellness in your community? Earn your MSN in Public Health Nursing online from Walden. Through interdisciplinary coursework, you’ll gain global perspectives and skills to empower entire populations to live healthier lives.
An MSN in Public Health Nursing degree can prepare you to shift from direct patient care to managing community health initiatives, particularly for the underserved. Get the tools you need to make a tangible impact, from developing population-based nursing interventions to preparing for and responding to disasters. Learn from industry experts as you gain the knowledge and confidence to be a nurse leader, patient advocate, and voice for social change.
In the MSN in Public Health Nursing program, you’ll make the transition from one-on-one patient care to caring for whole populations. Explore the pressing issues facing public health today, including chronic disease, health inequities and community-wide health concerns. Learn to identify high-risk sub-groups and create culturally sensitive, population-based nursing interventions that touch countless lives.
Dr. Vincent Hall, Program Director
Dr. Hall has been a registered nurse for more than 40 years and a nurse educator for over 30 years. He serves on the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials Task Force and on the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Accreditation Review Committee.
Dr. Janet Gerken, Academic Coordinator
Dr. Gerken has been a nurse since 1996 and a nurse educator since 2014. She has extensive background in public health program development, implementation, evaluation, and organizational administration. Dr. Gerken is a member of the American Public Health Association, North Dakota Public Health Association, and American Nurses Association.
As a graduate of this MSN in Public Health Nursing online program, you will:
With an aging population, high rates of chronic disease, and an emphasis on preventive care, communities need resourceful and knowledgeable public health nurses. Public health nurses have an essential role and responsibility as leaders in health improvement and promoting health equity.
An online MSN in Public Health Nursing degree can prepare you to work as a nurse leader and health advocate in diverse settings. Open the door to new career opportunities. Become a catalyst for social justice and high-quality healthcare for all.
Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.
Learn more about top industry sectors, most in-demand job skills and top job titles for MSN grads.
At Walden, I enjoyed the ease of access of online learning. I worked on my degree anywhere, anytime without compromising my career.
Walden University is committed to its students’ success while ensuring quality education to give graduates the ability to change the world.
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
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.
Note on Certification: Walden’s MSN program is designed to provide the academic degree required to apply for national certifications. Because no graduate program can guarantee that graduates will achieve national certification, we encourage students to consult the appropriate credentialing center for the specific requirements. It is an individual’s responsibility to understand, evaluate, and comply with all requirements relating to national certification as requirements vary widely. Walden makes no representations or guarantee that completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain national certification. For more information about certification programs, students should contact the American Nurses Credentialing Center at www.nursingworld.org/ancc, or other certification websites.
2Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Health Educators and Community Health Workers.
3Source: Walden University Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (OIRA), as of December 31, 2019.