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Master's Degree

MSN-PH Online Program
Public Health Nursing


Jul 8th

16 Mo.

Program Length






Dual Credit

Master's Degree

MSN-PH Online Program
Public Health Nursing

Go from BSN to MSN – Public Health with Herzing University

AccreditationCCNE accredited,1Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
Format100% online coursework with hands-on clinical practicum experience
Paying for schoolScholarships and financial aid available for those who qualify; transfer approved credit from prior college coursework to reduce cost and time
Future pathwaysGraduate with an MSN and become qualified for our online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program; you can earn dual credit towards a DNP
Our pledgeWe pledge your clinical placement!
QuickPathsTransfer credit, stackable credentials, and adaptive learning technology build a faster pathway to a higher education with Herzing University
Public Health Nurse with MSN Working with Healthcare Team
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MSN - Public Health
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Overview: MSN – Public Health Degree Program

MSN -公共卫生学位(BSN到PH)是一个36学分的研究生课程,为你成为公共卫生护理领域的领导者做好准备. The degree program provides students with fundamental knowledge and skills in public health nursing advocacy and policy, health promotion, evidence-based practice, and much more.

Career-focused curriculum


Flexible schedule

We work hard to help you maintain school-life balance, striving to be as flexible as possible for busy non-traditional students.

Virtual services

Access to extensive virtual services, including academic advising, tutoring, support services, technical support and library services.

Lifelong support

We support your ongoing career advancement by providing comprehensive, personalized student services with lifelong career coaching.

Rolling admissions

No application deadlines to worry about. Apply when you’re ready and prepare to get started soon.

Classes Start July 8th

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MSN - Public Health courses & curriculum details

All didactic lecture-style courses are delivered 100% online. You will also be required to complete 135 clinical practicum hours.

We also offer an RN to MSN pathway for nurses who currently hold an associate degree. You can choose to go directly from RN to MSN or stop for a BSN on the way in an RN to BSN to MSN track.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) in Public Health1636

i. Average number of months for students to complete program.

Tuition & Cost

Tuition & Cost

The cost of tuition for the MSN - Public Health program is $615 per credit.

You can potentially earn even greater savings by transferring credit from prior college coursework, applying for financial aid, or potential partnership opportunities through your employer.

Our goal is your career advancement. 这就是为什么软件下载一直在努力改进软件下载的课程和流程,使软件下载的课程尽可能负担得起,同时为你的工作成功做好最好的准备.

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 Scholarships & Financial Aid

You may be eligible for multiple scholarships and grants—including our Nurses Circle of Achievement scholarship, which offers up to 10% tuition reduction.

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 Military/Veteran Discounts

Veterans, Active Duty U.S. Servicemembers, and spouses may qualify for a 10% tuition discount or tuition reduction to $250 per credit.

VA/Military benefits 


Admissions requirements

To enroll in Herzing’s online MSN – Public Health program, prospective students must , and:

  • Live in a state where Herzing University is authorized to offer the MSN-PH program
  • Hold a current, active and unrestricted license as a registered nurse (RN) in the same state in which they live.  (Note: Holding a multi-state, compact state license and being a resident in a compact license state will be deemed to have met this requirement.)
  • Hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from an accredited university or college with an overall minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Eligible states for enrollment: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and the District Of Columbia.

MSN Clinical Placement Pledge Herzing Badge

Your clinical placement is our pledge.

软件下载知道,作为MSN公共卫生幸运28计划的一部分,确保临床实习是学生面临的最大问题之一. At Herzing, 软件下载通过逐步的临床指导流程提供指导和支持,以确保您能够获得所需的临床实践经验.

As a Herzing student, we’ll encourage you to find your own preceptor and clinical sites as there are many benefits to doing so. However, we provide extensive support should you find difficulty along the way. With Herzing, you are never on your own.

Because of our strong relationships with healthcare providers across the U.S. and our comprehensive Clinical Guidance Process, we are confident in our ability to help you find clinical placement. So much so that if you are unable to find a clinical site on your own, we pledge to step in and help you secure clinical placement.*

* Subject to terms and conditions outlined in the enrollment agreement.

Classes Start July 8th

Waived Enrollment Fee
Public Health Nurse Administrator Discussing Treatment with Healthcare Staff

Become a leader in public health nursing

You can begin shaping the way nursing is done by specializing in the field of public health nursing. Apply what you’ve learned and experienced as an RN to become a population health advocate, analyst, and decision-maker. You can become a health educator and coordinator of important medical and social services people need to stay healthy.

Instead of primarily treating illness and disease that has already occurred, you can work to prevent it in the first place.


Becoming a Public Health Nurse


Frequently Asked Questions

公共卫生专业人员的顶级认证之一是国家公共卫生检查员委员会(NBPHE)颁发的公共卫生认证(CPH)认证。. You’ll need a combination of education and experience to qualify to sit for the exam.1

You may not need to be certified to earn every type of job in public health nursing. However, CPH certification can separate your resume from the rest, and shows employers you’ve got the knowledge, skills, and experience to excel in the position.

1. You must meet specific eligibility criteria to sit for the CPH exam. The Herzing University MSN program in Public Health is not accredited by CEPH.

After earning a master’s degree you may pursue further nursing credentials in a post-master’s certificate in nursing program. Herzing offers multiple certificate options with specializations in:

After earning master's-level preparation in the specialty of your choosing, you can then advance to the doctorate level by enrolling in our online Post Master's DNP program.

Earning an MSN or DNP represents a huge step forward in your education, but there is always more to learn. We are your lifelong partner in learning, dedicated to helping you earn the education needed to reach your highest career goals.

Salaries in the public health nursing specialty can vary widely depending on your education, experience, and state of employment.

In the case of your first entry-level nursing job in public health, you may not be required to advance your education to the master’s level to qualify. Registered nurses across all specialties earn an average salary of $89,010 per year ($42.80 per hour), according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).*

Earning a master’s degree can help you qualify for upper-level managerial and leadership positions in public health nursing. The BLS reports the average salary for medical and health service managers is $127,980 per year ($61.53 per hour).*

“Public” and “community” nursing are terms often used interchangeably—but they aren’t necessarily the same thing.

Community health nurses typically work directly with individuals, families, and groups to achieve better health outcomes.

Public health nurses usually take a broader approach to patient populations. They focus on advocating for change in systems, reforming policy, and health promotion.

In general—community health nurses directly help people make the best use of the systems in place, while public health nurses focus on improving those systems.

Of course, there are several factors behind why jobs are named the way they are. When you start looking for jobs in public health or community health nursing, 一定要通读职位描述,确定这个职位是否适合你的技能和喜好.

It’s right in the name—the MSN in Public Health is a nursing degree designed for current RNs, while an MPH is designed for non-nursing professionals.

注册公共卫生MSN,你将学习护理专业课程,涵盖技术和护理信息学等主题, research methods, evidence-based practice, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and much more. You’ll have the opportunity to pursue the public health track while continuing to advance your nursing knowledge and skills.

A Public Health Nurse (PHN) can work in a variety of community-based roles. They assess, evaluate, and implement interventions to improve health systems and policies. Their work can involve smaller communities or larger public and global patient populations.

Some job responsibilities can include health education, case management, program planning, policy development, epidemiology and disease prevention, and much more.

Learn more about what public health nurses do, including examples of the different kinds of work you can do and the skills required for success in the field.

公共卫生护士指的是一大类不同类型的护士,重点是教育和疾病预防. Common types of community and public health nurses include school nurse, maternal and child health nurse, occupational health nurse, and case management nurse.



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* Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics 2023 / Occupational Outlook Handbook 2022. BLS estimates do not represent entry-level wages and/or salaries. Multiple factors, including prior experience, age, geography market in which you want to work and degree field, will affect career outcomes and earnings. Herzing既不代表它的毕业生将获得劳工统计局计算的特定工作的平均工资,也不保证从它的幸运28计划毕业后就能找到工作, promotion, salary increase or other career growth.

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The program has an automatic transfer of credits, and allows you to transfer up to additional credits.

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MSN - Public Health Nursing Online Campus
Cost per Credit$625.00
Base Tuition$22,500.00
Savings from Transfer Credits (9 x $625.00 )(-$5,625.00)
Estimated Tuition Cost*$16,875.00
One-time Program Fee$0.00
Per-semester Program Fee$0.00
Per-semester Learner Resource Fee$545.00
Estimated Total Fee*$2,180.00
Total Semesters 1
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Estimated Cost 2
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Available Scholarships & Loan Options

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Must be enrolled in a comparable program at Herzing University, submit a copy of an official transcript from the closed school, and complete the Closed School Discharge Disclosure

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The Crisis Support Grant is an emergency grant for active students experiencing a financial crisis


GPA requirements must be met. All applicants must be actively enrolled in a degree-seeking program, have a record of good conduct, and financial standing with the university

Who Can Apply

All Herzing University students are eligible to apply via the formal application process outlined below. Students must apply prior to the start of either semester in their last academic year before graduation. The application period is open during the summer semester.


An application including a personal statement, letters of recommendation, and examples of community service is required. In addition, the scholarship review committee may review GPA and unmet financial need as part of eligibility criteria.

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Available to applicants in any program that demonstrate a financial need, who are unable to cover cost of attendance with alternative resources


Must show financial need and are unable to cover cost of attendance with alternative resources

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Dean's List and President's list students


Must be enrolled in an Associate or Bachelor program, on the Dean's or President's list, and submit an application.

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Must be a U.S. citizen (born or naturalized), a national, or a permanent resident; accepted or enrolled as a student in a nursing degree program at a United States accredited school of nursing; begin classes no later than September 30; do not have any federal overdue federal loan debt, judgment liens, or existing service commitment.

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Must be a Herzing graduate who has re-enrolled in a higher-level degree and remain enrolled in the desired program


Must be enrolled at least half-time for the duration of the program

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Must be an international student attending HU through an agreement with a school/agency in your home country



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Must be an eligible AmeriCorps Alumni who is enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree seeking program


Must submit a payment request for an eligible institution through their individual account in 'My AmeriCorps'

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Yellow ribbon may be given to veterans entitled to the maximum benefit rate for Post-911


100% CH 33 eligible

Who Can Apply

Honorably discharged veterans, severely injured servicemembers, family members of Active Duty Servicemembers and Severely Injured Servicemembers, active duty servicemembers in graduate-level programs, dependents of deceased servicemembers, public safety and first responder personnel


Proof of Veteran (DD-214), Active Duty, or injured status is required. 

Proof of active and current employment as public safety personnel or first responder

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Proof of active duty status is required

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ASN or BSN: Must have completed the TEAS Assessment with a score of 78+ MSN: must have a 3.8+ GPA upon entering the program.


Applicants in the ASN and BSN, must maintain a 3.0 GPA while enrolled. 

Applicants in the MSN program must maintain a 3.5 GPA.

Who Can Apply

Employees of a business participating in the Herzing Partnerships Program.


Proof of active and current employment or association with partner organization

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申请人的背景必须反映由UPS基金会和CIC的第一代学生确定的一个或多个组成部分, low-income, minority; or new American student.

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The program is designed to provide financial support for women that demonstrate leadership potential, initiative, and excellent communication skills and are pursuing a career or have an interest in public service, government, and/or the political process.


To be considered for this scholarship, 申请人必须积极注册为全日制或兼职本科学生,学术地位良好,并计划在秋季入学. In addition, 申请人必须是威斯康辛州的女性居民,并且有经济需求,这是由赫津大学根据佩尔助学金的资格确定的.

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Rath Distinguished Scholarship is awarded based on academic achievement, merit, and leadership.


Must be an actively enrolled student in good standing. If an entering first year student, the scholarship applicants must have graduated among the top 25 percent of their high school class. If a sophomore, junior, or senior, applicants must have demonstrated academic excellence by maintaining a grade point average of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent). In addition, scholarship recipients are to demonstrate strong campus and community leadership. Applicants must be enrolled through the Fall semester. Scholars must be U.S. citizens; Wisconsin residents preferred.

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Actual semesters to complete are dependent upon university approved transfer credits and program mapping.


Estimated program length, estimated number of semesters, 上面显示的估计课程是每个学生的标准课程,基于一个学生每学期参加全日制课程, the student not having any transfer credits (from previous Herzing experiences or from other post-secondary institutions), and successful completion of each course.

Current tuition rates for all programs are effective through the Summer 2024 semester.