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Master of Nursing/Master of Public Health (MN/MPH) Concurrent Degree Program

MN/MPH Concurrent Degree Requirements

The MN/MPH concurrent degree program offers interdisciplinary preparation for baccalaureate-prepared RNs in the fields of advanced nursing and public health, leading to the Master of Nursing and Master of Public Health degrees. Nursing and public health share an interest in using community partnerships for a population-based preventive approach to health and social problems. Both fields recognize the influence of the social environment and human behavior on contemporary health problems.

The formal concurrent MN/MPH program can be done with the Health Services department of the School of Public Health.

The objective of the concurrent degree program is to prepare professionals who will function at the interface of both fields in practice, research, planning, administration, and policy development. Students will develop:

  • competence in advanced nursing practice in their selected focus area
  • an understanding of the organization and functioning of the health care delivery system
  • basic analytical skills necessary to do research and to perform competently in a variety of careers related to health services

Students will also have an opportunity for in-depth study of a particular issue related to a student's special interests and career goals.