Nursing (M.S.N.) - Community Health

Nursing (M.S.N.) - Community Health

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2023 through summer 2024. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

Core Courses 1
NURS 500Research 23
NURS 501Health Policy and Ethics3
NURS 502Nursing Theory and Advanced Practice3
NURS 503Managing Population Health3
NURS 521Nursing Issues, Informatics and Technology3
Total Hours15

Students with an RN license and bachelor's degree in a discipline other than Nursing must take NURS 226 Post-Licensure Research in Nursing (3 c.h.), NURS 440 Post-licensure Strategies for Community Health Care (4 c.h.), NURS 446 Post-Licensure Population Health (3 c.h.), NURS 489 Leadership in Nursing (3 c.h.), and NURS 491 Nursing Management (3 c.h.) within the first year of the program


Introductory statistics course (math preferred) and an undergraduate course in 3.0 GPA health assessment (e.g. NURS 210 Pre-licensure Health Assessment (3 c.h.)) are required. For those who did not complete these courses in their undergraduate programs, they may fulfill these requirements during the first two semesters of the M.S.N. program. Students must complete the statistics course prior to enrollment in NURS 500 Research (3 c.h.)

Community Health Concentration
NURS 523Financial and Resource Management for Nurse Leaders3
NURS 631Community Health Practicum I Health Policy Leadership 1,23
NURS 632Community Health Practicum II 1,23
NURS 633Community Health Practicum III 1,23
HLTH 501Biostatistics3
HLTH 503Principles of Epidemiology3
HLTH 505Principles of Environmental Health3
Total Hours21

NURS 631 Community Health Practicum I Health Policy Leadership (3 c.h.), NURS 632 Community Health Practicum II (3 c.h.), and NURS 633 Community Health Practicum III (3 c.h.) involve practicum hours (200 practicum hours). Students must obtain a preceptor site contract along with an MSN or doctorally prepared preceptor. Degree must be completed within 5 years


Students must also complete all pre-practicum requirements prior to enrollment in any practicum course

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 36 hours
  • A maximum of 50% of the program hours may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No grades lower than a B- may be applied to the degree
  • Liberty University course work that is more than 5 years old may not be applied towards this degree. Students are required to repeat the course if it has exceeded the age limit
  • Degree must be completed within 5 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student’s anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Online Format

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