College of Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing

Advanced Community Public Health Nursing

  • The College of Nursing Master of Science degree in Advanced Community Public Health Nursing Specialty offers nurses the opportunity to become advanced clinicians and leaders in the community public health arena.

    Emphasizing the development of advanced community-based practice skills in addition to the study of public policy, leadership and research methods, the Advanced Community Public Health program makes it possible for students to contribute to the country’s changing health care environment at both the community and policy levels.

    Graduates of Seattle University’s Advanced Community Public Health program go on to work in a variety of settings, including school health, community health and wellness centers, community based clinics, health care policy organizations and state, federal and local public health organizations. The Affordable Care Act now requires hospitals to demonstrate that they are bridging the gap between acute care and the community, and ACPHN graduates are well placed to perform this work.

    Why pursue a MSN degree in Advanced Community Public Health Nursing?

    With the country’s health care system undergoing seismic changes, the Advanced Community Public Health degree positions students to contribute to the health care conversation at the policy level and as leaders in public health and community settings. Students who graduate from this program go on to careers in public health organizations, NGOs, community agencies, government and other settings.

    The College of Nursing offers two graduate options in the Advanced Community Public Health Nursing Specialty

    Degree Offered

    Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) specializing in Advanced Community Public Health Nursing (APHN-BC). The MSN degree prepares students to sit for the APHN-BC professional licensing exam.

    Advanced Community/Public Health Nursing Specialty: The Seattle University Experience

    Stressing the care of vulnerable populations and health inequalities, the Advanced Community Public Health program at Seattle University’s College of Nursing gives students the chance to contribute to the health and wellness of diverse patients as future policymakers, researchers and community clinicians.

    Students accrue the benefit of working closely with faculty dedicated to helping them become skilled in community and public health nursing, health promotion and illness prevention, program development, policy analysis, and research. Students gain first-hand experience by participating in fieldwork experiences, working in long-term clinical placements based on their interests, and by completing scholarly projects or theses.