Mar 01, 2024  
Graduate Catalog | 2023-2024 
Graduate Catalog | 2023-2024

Nursing: Community/Public Health Nursing, M.S.N.

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**This is a Distance Education program.**

The Community/Public Health Nursing concentration prepares nurses to assume leadership in assessing  communities and populations, identifying high risk groups, and in partnership with communities, consumers, and stakeholders, developing culturally sensitive, acceptable and realistic community-based nursing services.

Admission Requirements

  1. Current unrestricted licensure as a Registered Nurse; current license in North Carolina or a compact state or the state identified by faculty for clinical practice before enrollment
  2. Baccalaureate degree in Nursing from a college or university accredited by an accepted accrediting body. If the degree is not in Nursing and courses in Research, Leadership/Management, Aging and Health and Community Health are lacking, additional coursework in these areas will be required as part of the program of study (option available only to Nurse Administration, Community/Public Health Nursing, and Nurse Educator concentrations)
  3. One year of professional nursing practice is recommended
  4. An essay (statement of purpose) describing the applicant’s experience and objective in undertaking graduate study in the chosen concentration, including the qualities making them a strong applicant (See the School of Nursing website for required elements of the Purpose Statement)
  5. Overall GPA of at least 3.0 in the last degree earned
  6. Completion of a statistics course with a grade of C or above
  7. See School of Nursing website for admission deadlines

Degree Requirements

Capstone Course (3 credit hours)

Additional Requirements

This concentration also requires the completion of 360 hours of supervised clinical practicum.

Degree Total = 38 Credit Hours

Grade Requirements

Students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above.

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