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Master of Science in Nursing – (M.S.N.) 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.

Cedarville also offers an online Graduate Certificate in Global Public Health Nursing to nurses who already hold a M.S.N.

M.S.N. Global Public Health Nursing

Program Highlights

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

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

Outstanding Christian Faculty – You will be taught and mentored by faculty members who have both high academic credentials and clinical experience. They are passionate about helping you use nursing as a ministry.

What Can I Do With an M.S.N. Global Public Health Nursing Degree?

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

Opportunities to Learn Outside the Classroom

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.

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Program Faculty

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Kim Higginbotham, D.N.P., RN, APRN, CPNP, PMHS

Assistant Dean/Director of Graduate Programs, Assistant Professor of Nursing

  • Location HSC 318 A
  • Phone 937-766-3208
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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.

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Sample courses:
  • Biblical Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Philosophy and Theology of Health, Healing, and Illness
View Curriculum Plan and Catalog