Master of Science in Nursing in Population Health
Caldwell University’s School of Nursing and Public Health offers a fully online Master of Science in Nursing in Population Health–the first of its kind in New Jersey!
Graduates of this program are qualified to work in positions within a variety of health care systems that include care coordination, case management, project management, and nurse management within various types of facilities. Furthermore, graduates will be prepared to work within hospital systems in leadership positions, outpatient facilities as managers, Public Health Nurses, or public health departments, within insurance companies or in fields related quality improvement or nursing education, and will be qualified to teach in undergraduate nursing programs.
• Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited college or university.
• Unencumbered R.N. License
• Two letters of recommendations
• Submission of an essay on the following topic:
How would you envision this MSN in Population Health helping you achieve your career goals?
• Completion of an undergraduate course in statistics with a grade of
C+ or better
• Apply for graduate admission at www.caldwell.edu/applynow
• Rolling admission (no formal deadline) is offered. New students are welcome in the Fall, Spring, and Summer.
• Supporting documents can be sent via standard mail to:
Caldwell University, Graduate Admissions, 120 Bloomfield Ave,
Caldwell, NJ 07006 OR via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
• Official electronic transcripts are welcomed at
email@example.com, if the transcript is sent to Caldwell
University by the institution or and approved third party such as
Parchment or eSCRIP-Safe
Program Requirement (36 credits)
The M.S.N. in Population Health degree is comprised of 36 graduate credits. The program is designed to take students 2 years to complete. Coursework includes advanced pharmacology, pathophysiology, and health assessment, in addition to research and statistics.
This interdisciplinary program allows students to design their research to their areas of interest and practice. Capstone coursework will examine healthcare data for a large multispecialty medical practice and develop health promotion programs. An example may include the identification of zip codes with low vaccination rates and work towards improving compliance.
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 examples 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.
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)