Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) – Community Health Help Community Members Lead Healthier Lifestyles


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100% online,* 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

As a licensed nurse, you have a passion for promoting health and wellness in the lives of others. Liberty University’s master’s in community health nursing can help provide you with the tools you need to develop relationships within your community and find solutions to public health concerns.

Communities are in desperate need of healthcare advocates — nurses who understand how to assess, treat, and educate populations on health and wellness. By pursuing our community health nursing master’s degree, you can gain the skills and confidence you need to help communities make positive changes in nursing and public health. If you currently work in patient care and want to learn more about advanced nursing practice, this program may be for you.

Liberty maintains strict compliance with all licensure requirements for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Not a Virginia resident? We want to help find the best program for you! To view educational requirements and whether a specific program aligns with the licensure requirements for your state, please review our licensure/certification requirements webpage.

*Some exclusions apply. Please refer to our exclusions page for more information.


Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and the postgraduate APRN certificate program at Liberty University School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

By pursuing our master’s in public health nursing degree online, you can learn about community health from an academic and biblical standpoint. You can 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.

We understand that you are likely juggling a full-time job as a nurse with family and personal responsibilities. Our master’s degree in community health nursing program can provide 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 they see you as an individual fulfilling God’s calling for your life, not a number.

Our master of community and public health nursing program is designed to prepare nurses to serve the needs of patients through nursing interventions. 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 practicum hours to encourage engagement within your community and help you become a successful community health worker. Through hands-on experience, this degree seeks to prepare you to address the health needs of various populations.

Degree Completion Plan (PDF)

State Licensure Requirements

Individual state licensure requirements may vary and are subject to change without notice. View your state’s requirements here: licensure/certification requirements.

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Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

Graduate Full Time $565/Credit
Graduate Part Time $615/Credit
Military Graduate $275/Credit

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)*
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

*Not applicable to certificates.