Promote Health and Prevent Disease with Our Master’s in Nursing – Community Health Nursing Degree
As a licensed nurse, you have a passion for promoting health and wellness in the lives of others. Liberty University’s master’s degree in nursing, with a specialization in community health nursing, provides the tools you need to develop relationships within your community in order to identify and find solutions to public health concerns.
Communities are in desperate need of healthcare advocates, nurses who understand how to asses, treat, and educate populations on health and wellness. By pursuing our master’s degree in nursing – community health nursing, you will gain the skills and confidence you need to help communities make positive change.
Why Choose Liberty’s MSN – Community Health Online Degree?
By pursuing our MSN degree in the field of community nursing, you will learn about community health from an academic and biblical worldview — at one of the world’s largest Christian universities. You will learn about the needs of local communities, paying close attention to the assessment of community wellness and health needs. The required practicum hours in our online nursing program provide the opportunity to start making an impact on your community immediately.
At Liberty University, we understand that you are maintaining a time-consuming career as a nurse, as well as juggling other personal responsibilities. Our MSN degree can be completed 100% online, with an 8-week year-round course format that provides the flexibility you need to pursue your goals. Liberty University’s MSN program features eight-week online classes, providing you with the flexibility you need to stay active in your nursing career where schedules are unpredictable and constantly changing. Additionally, our professors instruct from a Christian worldview, which means our nursing professors see you as an individual fulfilling God’s calling for your life, not a number.
What Will You Learn in Our MSN – Community Health Nursing Program?
Our master’s degree in nursing, with a specialization in community health nursing, will set you up for success as you serve the needs of patients by educating them through community-based intervention programs. Some of the core classes in this degree focus on the areas of biostatistics, environmental health, epidemiology, and social and behavioral sciences.
Liberty University’s MSN in Community Health Nursing program also includes a practicum designed to expand your engagement within your community and help you become a successful public health nurse by giving you hands-on experience that will equip you to both promote and preserve the health of local populations.
- HLTH 501 – Biostatistics
- HLTH 503 – Principles of Epidemiology
- HLTH 505 – Principles of Environmental Health
MSN – Community Health Nursing Degree Information
- This program falls under the School of Nursing.
- Download and review the Degree Completion Plan for this program.
- You may download and review the M.S.N. Student Handbook (login required).
- View the graduate course guides (login required).
- A background check will be conducted every six months until the online Masters in Nursing is completed.
- NURS 210 and MATH 201 are undergraduate prerequisites.
Additional Program Information
Prospective students should contact their state’s Department of Education or Board of Nursing to verify access to practicum sites while enrolled in an out-of-state online program (some states may reserve clinical sites for in-state residential students.) Most MSN courses are offered in an eight-week format year-round.
Liberty University Online State Approval Disclosure
Students residing in Maryland or Washington are currently unable to complete their practicum in the state of Maryland or Washington. However, it is possible for Maryland or Washington students to complete their practicum in neighboring states. Please contact the School of Nursing for more information.
Students must hold a current and active RN license within the United States.
Bridge Courses for Non-BSN Students
Currently, students who hold an RN license and a bachelor’s degree in a discipline other than nursing must complete the following Bachelor of Science in Nursing bridge courses during their first year in the MSN program:
- NURS 225: Research in Nursing
- NURS 440: Strategies for Community Health
- NURS 445: Population Health
- NURS 489: Leadership/Management in Nursing
- NURS 491: Nursing Management
An introductory statistics course (math preferred), undergraduate course in health assessment. These prerequisites are not required before admission but are prerequisites for graduate courses. Refer to your individual program Degree Completion Plan (DCP).
Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from all over the world. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.
As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits:
- Tuition discounts – $275 for graduate (per credit hour)
- Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course).
Potential Career Options with an MSN Degree in Community Health
- Home Care RN
- Community Center RN/Specialist
- Medical/Health Inspector
- School/Business RN
- Emergency Response Team Member
- Disaster Relief Planner
Admission Requirements for the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Applicants must have a regionally or nationally accredited Bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 or above GPA, for admission in good standing. Please visit our Admission Requirements Page for more detailed admissions related information.
Washington State Applicants – Please speak with an Admissions Counselor to determine if your chosen program is approved for WA.
All applicants must submit the following:
- Admission Application
- Application fee*
- Minimum of 1 year of nursing practice as a registered nurse
- 1 Recommender’s Contact Information/Recommendation Form
- Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN)
- Statement of Essential Attributes
- Unofficial college transcripts and submit a transcript request form.**
- Proof of English proficiency
Nurses educated outside of the United States must submit additional documentation to be considered for admission. Please see the MSN admissions page for additional information.
*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.
**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first.
MSN Degree CCNE Accreditation
The master’s degree program in nursing at Liberty University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, and doctoral degrees.
For questions about the accreditation of Liberty University, please contact:
Commission on Colleges
1866 Southern Ln.
Decatur, GA 30033-4097
Inquiries about the institution itself, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to Liberty University.
MSN Program Benefits
- By earning your online master’s degree in nursing – health policy from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.
- Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 4 straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university.
- You can complete our MSN – Community Health program in as little as two years.