Master of Science in Nursing - Public Health

Master of Science in Nursing - Public Health Overview

The mission of the Aspen University School of Nursing is to enhance the health and quality of life for individuals, families, and communities at local, state, and national levels through excellence in teaching, scholarship and practice. The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program prepares nurses to assume leadership roles in management, education, forensics, public health, informatics and clinical practice within a diverse society and across a spectrum of healthcare settings.

Theory courses combine the basic foundation of traditional education in a convenient distance-learning format, enabling practicing nurses to meet their academic, professional, and personal goals. Practicum courses are performed in a clinical setting, allowing students to apply learned concepts under the direct supervision of a Preceptor.

Public Health follows the current trend to care for patients more in the community, and as a community. The public health nursing major will get a thorough overview of epidemiology and the role of public health in community wellness. An in depth course in school nursing will expose the student to the pivotal public health role of the school nurse, as educator, advocate, and public health evaluator. Prior to the practicum, the student will examine outpatient care with a course on case management and home health—including hospice—to learn how the entire community collaborates for patient care. An individualized practicum will be created by the student in a public health, school, or home health venue (usually) and that may inform the final capstone. Graduates of this program can work in public health, home health, hospice, school nursing, or case management.

Download the 2018 MSN Handbook

Download the 2018 MSN Preceptor Handbook.

Learn More

Speak to an Enrollment Advisor to learn more about Aspen University's online MSN with a specialization in Public Health program.
Phone: 1-800-373-7814

Tuition Rates

  • $11,700 Tuition
  • $ 1,519 Fees

  • $13,219 Tuition & Fees
  • (Excludes textbooks.)

Pay $325 per Month

Each month you'll make just one payment of $325, which we'll apply towards your tuition and fees. Your first payment is due on the first day of class and you'll be charged on the same day each month after that.