Global Health Nurse helps children in Africa

Master of Science in Nursing – Global Public Health Nursing

About the M.S.N. Global Public Health Nursing Area of Focus

Cedarville’s Christian M.S.N. Global Public Health Nursing program will prepare you with expertise in providing population-based care domestically and around the world and using nursing as a ministry for Jesus Christ. Our affordable, accredited, and online M.S.N. offers you advanced nursing knowledge and skills based on world health problems and issues, environmental health, community development, societal structure, and policy development. You will discover how you can use nursing as ministry through congregational and community care and professional programs to address health issues. The biblically integrated coursework will influence the care you provide.

Program Highlights

Convenient — All M.S.N. courses are offered in an online format.

Flexible — Part-time and full-time completion options.

Certification — Graduates of the Global Public Health Nursing area of focus meet the educational requirements for Advanced Public Health Nursing Certification by Portfolio through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Career Outcomes

You will be able to use your M.S.N. Global Public Health Nursing degree in many roles:

  • Clinic Executive Director
  • Consultant or Adviser for Global Health Programs
  • Development Officer
  • Director of Nursing in a Public or Community Health Setting
  • Facilitator for Community Health Programs
  • Health Educator Specialist
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Manager
  • Nurse Educator - Public Health Nursing
  • Program Director
  • Program Manager for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Program
  • Quality Assurance Coordinator

Program Opportunities

You will complete 300 practicum hours during the final two semesters of this program once you have taken all four GPHN specialty courses.

Practicum hours provide you with an opportunity to participate in innovative strategies for improving the health of diverse and vulnerable populations and the application of knowledge and skills.

Global Health Graduate helps a child overseas

Using Nursing as a Ministry 

One recent graduate shares her story of how Cedarville’s M.S.N. Global Public Health Nursing area of focus prepared her to use nursing as a ministry for Christ.

Nurse educator working with a student.

Cedarville Nurse Educator program ranked among most affordable in nation

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M.S.N. Program

The Cedarville University M.S.N. program prepares students for advanced practice with up-to-date facilities, hands-on experience, and the most current research.

Program Faculty

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Rachel Parrill, Ph.D., RN, PHNA-BC

Coordinator of the Global Public Health Nursing (GPHN) focus area, Associate Professor of Nursing

  • Location HSC 325
  • phone-handset 937-766-6219
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Program Curriculum

You will complete 12 graduate nursing core semester hours, 9 direct care core semester hours, 17 semester hours of GPHN specialty courses, and 3 semester hours of a graduate-level Bible course (if this Bible requirement was not previously satisfied with an undergraduate Bible minor or approved alternative).

See curriculum guides for further description of M.S.N. part-time and full-time completion options.

Diagram of the progression and increasing specificity of course studies in MSN as represented by a pyramid.
Sample courses:
  • Biblical Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Philosophy and Theology of Health, Healing, and Illness
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