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Master of Science in Nursing in Population Health

Caldwell University School of Nursing and Public Health is pleased to announce this proposal for the degree Master of Science Nursing (M.S.N) in Population Health. This innovative program is designed to prepare graduates with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to improve health outcomes for populations at the local, national and global level. This is accomplished through the utilization of healthcare data to develop healthcare interventions. The nature and focus of the program curriculum is further designed to address the unmet healthcare needs of vulnerable populations.

Admissions Requirements Program Requirement (36 credits)

Admissions Requirements

The M.S.N. degree in Population Health program is comprised of 30 graduate credits with a prerequisite of a Statistics course taken on the undergraduate level. Admission is offered to the registered professional nurse with an unencumbered license to practice nursing who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing or higher from a regionally accredited college or university and a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicants with an undergraduate cumulative GPA greater than 3.25 will be considered for a waiver of GRE.

Applicants will apply to the Caldwell University, School of Nursing and Public Health for the M.S.N. degree in Population Health. Included with their application will be an essay, and two letters of recommendation and may include GRE. A GRE waiver for those students with an undergraduate GPA greater than 3.25 may be considered.

Capstone coursework includes research-based, data-driven interventional healthcare project to address an unmet population health need at the local, national, or international level. Depending upon the focus of the Capstone project, students may select an Elective Practicum course which will provide an experience in a clinical setting. Some example of a capstone includes: a coping strategy program for youth in a local high school to increase resiliency; a smoking cessation program for college students; a stress management program for corporate executives; an educational risk reduction program for patients prescribed opioids; an exercise program for pre-school children and their parents; a community based educational program to keep seniors safe at home.

Courses will be offered throughout the academic year, with courses offered during the summer sessions, in addition to the traditional fall and spring semesters. Students may complete the program on either a part-time or full-time basis. The program will be accessible to students with disabilities and adhere to Americans for Disability Act (ADA). Students will be required to provide documentation of successful completion of an undergraduate statistics course.

If this has not taken previously, students may take the Prerequisite: MATH Statistics for Healthcare within the first semester of study.

MSN Population Health CORE COURSES Credits ( 36 credits)

NU501 Concepts of Population Health: Epidemiology, Genomics and Quality Improvement and Safety (3)

NU503 Advanced Health Assessment: Interviewing Culturally Diverse Populations, Assessing Needs and Considering Social Determinants of Health (3 )

NU505 Advanced Pathophysiology: A Population Health Perspective (3)

NU510 Advanced Pharmacological Therapies: Overuse, Underuse and Misuse (3)

NU511 Applied Techniques: Cultural Health Promotion and Social Determinants of Health (3)

NU512 Planning and Intervention: Health Education, Principles and Strategies for Population Health (3)

NU515 Research Methods: Exploring a Researchable Question (3)

NU600 Evidence Based Practice: Identifying Population Health Needs (3)

NU 601 Statistics for Population Health: Data Mining, Looking for Patterns, Asking Questions (3)

NU602 Healthcare Policy, Leadership and Finance for Population Health (3)

NU619 Applied Data Analytics in Population Health: Proposal Development (3)

NU620 Translating Research into Practice: Capstone Project (3)

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