The Master of Science in Nursing: Public Health degree program is designed for nurses interested in disease prevention and community health who are seeking a career where they are involved in the coordination, planning, development, implementation and evaluation of health programs and services. Public health professionals draw on knowledge and skills from a variety of disciplines to define, assess, and ultimately resolve public health problems.
Professionals who graduate with an MSN in public health degree may hold positions of responsibility in a variety of settings, including; hospitals, health care facilities, county and state health departments, social service agencies, health policy and planning organizations, universities, nongovernmental organizations including international health organizations, county, state and federal governmental agencies, community-based health education and health promotion settings, and the corporate world.
Students will study theories, concepts, and principles of public health and their application. The curriculum, developed around the nursing core and national public health curriculum standards, uses a multidisciplinary approach that emphasizes psychological, behavioral, and social factors influencing population-based health disparities; principles of epidemiology and biostatistics; environmental public health concepts; public health administration systems and processes; and economic factors. This program prepares students for an expanding range of professional opportunities and roles in public health and nursing. The Master of Science in Nursing: Public Health degree program culminates with a practicum and capstone project that students are able to design to best fit their area of specific interest.
With the demands put on working professionals, online education has become a popular way to earn a college degree. An online education allows you to attend class on your own schedule, from the comfort of your own home or a location of your choice.
At Grand Canyon University, we understand that working professionals maintain a busy schedule, yet many aspire to attain a higher level of education for personal fulfillment or to qualify for promotions and career advancement. Grand Canyon University stands apart from the other online education institutions because we are backed by the history of our traditional campus. Our online classes allow you to study at the times that work for your schedule while still enjoying the close connection with your classmates and instructor via online discussions.
At Grand Canyon University, we strive to make your online experience as seamless as possible. All of our online education courses use online learning technology, which means you will have a consistent format in each of the classes you take. At the start of each course, you will enter a tutorial to become familiar with the online structure. In your account, you will have access to everything you need, including your course syllabus, staff information, discussion boards and a digital drop box, where you will submit all of your assignments.
Depending on the degree program, a minimum of 10 - 25 hours per week on your studies can be expected. Interaction is asynchronous, so you sign on, respond to message boards, and see professor notes, all on your time and at your own convenience. One of the best features is that the online learning system is available 24/7 so you are able to study any time of day or night you choose.
Through GCU's online education courses, you'll take just one class at a time. We have found that by giving students each class individually, they are able to better focus and achieve a more in-depth level of understanding.
We understand the importance of hiring quality faculty, who are dedicated to helping students succeed. This is why in addition to the outstanding faculty instructing at the GCU campus, the university is pleased to provide dedicated, full-time faculty members and fully trained adjunct instructors to serve our online education students.
Earlier Graduation - Our 4 credit classes allow you to complete your nursing degree in less time.
Degree Variety - GCU offers bachelors and masters degrees, as well as post-masters certificates. We offer high-demand programs such as RN to BSN, and MSN's with multiple emphases.
Accredited - The College of Nursing and Health Care Professions offers programs accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)1 and approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing.
Learn From Leaders - At Grand Canyon University, classes are taught by industry leaders and subject matter experts
The baccalaureate degree in nursing and master's degree in nursing at Grand Canyon University are accredited by the http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation
GCU's College of Nursing and Health Care Professions is also approved by the Arizona State Board of NursingBureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Registered Nurses, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm