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MSN - Public Health Nursing

This track prepares public health nurses to meet health needs of diverse populations through community assessment, program planning, and policy development. The strategies of consumer advocacy and resource utilization are important components of the track. Graduates are prepared to integrate the fields of nursing, community development, politics, administration, education, public policy, epidemiology, sociology, and research in urban as well as rural settings.

This track requires a total of 512 clinical hours. The clinical experiences are in NUR 655 and NUR 656.

Core Courses
NUR 604 Research for Evidence-Based Practice I
NUR 605 Research for Evidence-Based Practice II
NUR 607 Advanced Nursing Roles in Health Care
NUR 608 Advanced Nursing Practice for Population-Based Care

Advanced Core Courses
NUR 610 Nursing & Health Education *OR*
NUR 611 Methods of Education in Nursing
NUR 635 Health Policy & Program Planning & Evaluation
NUR 637 Epidemiology

Public Health Nursing Track Courses
NUR 650 Public Health Nursing I
NUR 651 Public Health Nursing II
NUR 655 Field Study I (256 hrs.)
NUR 656 Field Study II (256 hrs.)

PLUS 2 Electives

Course Credits
Public Health Nursing Track (PHN)
Course Number Credits Track
NUR 604 3 Credits Core
NUR 605 3 Credits Core
NUR 607 3 Credits Core
NUR 608 3 Credits Core
NUR 610 *OR* 3 Credits Advanced Core
NUR 611 3 Credits Advanced Core
NUR 635 3 Credits Advanced Core
NUR 637 3 Credits Advanced Core
NUR 650 3 Credits PHN Track
NUR 651 3 Credits PHN Track
NUR 655 4 Credits PHN Track
NUR 656 4 Credits PHN Track

PLUS 2 Electives

Total 41 Credits

For a complete list of MSN Course Descriptions, please go to the Online Graduate Catalog.

For general program information, admission requirements or application status, please contact the MSN Graduate Admission Counselor, Michelle Conaboy at

For advising, clinical or course-specific information, or registration, please contact the MSN office at

Patricia M. Dillon

Patricia M. Dillon, Ph.D., R.N.

Graduate Nursing, and RN-BSN and RN-MSN Programs
La Salle University
1900 West Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141 USA
Phone: 215.951.1322
Fax: 215.951.1896

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