Public Health - School Health Nursing Specialization (MSN)


These program options prepare the graduate in either public health nursing or school health nursing. The program specialization is designed to prepare the graduate to promote and protect the health of the population using knowledge from nursing, social, and public health sciences. PHNs engage in population-focused practice and apply public health concepts of prevention at the individual, family and community level. Students engage in the competent use of the nursing process to assess and diagnose health problems of populations and aggregates in order to design programs to facilitate optimal wellness. Students develop competence in the multifaceted role of a PHN and use their advanced knowledge and innovative problem solving to improve the delivery of health care, health education, and prevention to advance change in the community.

One year of current acute care experience. Interviews with the Graduate Nursing Department Admissions Committee will be conducted via a rolling admission process. For more information contact Kimberly Olszewski, DNP CRNP, Director of the Nurse Practitioner Programs, at kolszews@bloomu.edu or 570-389-4613.

Interviews with the Public Health Program Director will be conducted after completed application is reviewed.

 

Getting Started

Completed application packets consist of the following information (all application materials should be mailed directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions, 161 Arts & Administration Building, Bloomsburg, PA 17815 or electronically to gradadmissions@bloomu.edu).

  • Graduate school application and fee
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended
  • Copy of current, unencumbered Pennsylvania professional nursing license
  • Copy of current school nurse certificate (if applying to the public health - school health nursing program)
  • Resume which includes description of professional nursing and clinical experience
  • Typed career goals
  • Three completed recommendation forms

Interviews with the Public Health Program Director will be conducted after completed application is reviewed.


CCNE Accreditation

CCNE Accreditation

The master's degree program in nursing at Bloomsburg University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.