Public Health, Master of Science in Nursing/Master Degree


Overview


Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Public Health (MSN/MPH) Dual Degree

Admission requirements to the program include those set by both programs, i.e. 3.0 GPA or higher in the undergraduate degree program and submission of GRE scores. Both programs require course work in the undergraduate program in statistics, research, and lifespan growth and development. Both require three letters of reference and must meet University Graduate School admission requirements. For nursing, the student's undergraduate degree must come from a CCNE or NLNAC accredited school and applicants must have completed an undergraduate course in health assessment. For the MPH, international students must have a TOEFL score of at least 600 (250 on the new scale) and applicants must have completed 12 credits of undergraduate work in health and wellness-related disciplines with a grade of "B" or better in each.

Students pursuing this dual degree program are required to pick one of two tracks from the MPH section (epidemiology or social and behavioral health) and one of three tracks from the MSN (see tabs above).  This dual program is usually around 78-90+ credits.

The table below contains core course work, public health requirements may be found here.

Call NumberCourse TitleNumber of Credits
CHS 701 Social and Behavioral Dimensions of Health 3
CHS 725 Health and Environment 3
CHS 712 Epidemiology in Public Health 3
CHS 780 Biostatistics in Public Health 3
CHS 755 Health Policy and Administration 3
CHS 700R Research Methods for Public Health 1
NURS 735 Intro to Knowledge Development & Scientific Inquiry 3
NURS 736 Health Care Policy & Social Justice 3
NURS 737 Population/Aggregate Health Care Issues 3
NURS 760 Advanced Nursing Care of Specialized Populations 6

Nurse Educator


Contact Information

Stephanie DeBoor
deboors2@unr.edu
(775) 682-7156

Plan of Study

You might be looking for

Nurse Educator Post Master's Certificate

The Nurse Educator program integrates scientific findings, nursing and learning theories, informatics, and technology into the development and evaluation of curricula and educational programs in diverse educational settings. Graduates provide ethical, evidence-based nursing education services for multi-cultural and ethnically diverse, students, staff, families, select populations, and communities.

Upon completion of the Nurse Educator Track, the graduate is able to:

  1. Integrates scientific findings from nursing, biopsychosocial fields, genetics, public health, quality improvement, and organizational sciences for the continual improvement of nursing care across diverse settings.
  2. Provide advanced, ethical, evidence-based nursing services for multi-cultural and ethnic individuals, families, aggregates, and select populations.
  3. Apply patient-care and communication technologies to deliver, enhance, integrate, and coordinate care.
  4. Collaborate with other professionals and members of the community to provide optimal coordinated health care to individuals, families, special populations, and communities with an emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention.
  5. Respect diversity to address complex health care needs of persons, including the un-served and under-served, populations, and communities, in the role of nurse leader, educator, and/or advanced practice nurse.
  6. Participate in the ethical organization, management, and policy negotiations of health care delivery systems to use advocacy strategies to influence health and healthcare.
  7. Participate in the application of safe patient care and quality health care practices.
  8. Participate in the development of nursing as a science, through the use of theory, research, and scientific processes, while acquiring a foundation for doctoral study.

Note:  This program is open to nurses with a master's or doctorate in nursing who plan to or are teaching in schools of nursing or are in roles as nurse educators in staff development or health education.

Master's in Nursing Education

Call NumberCourse TitleNumber of Credits
NURS 716 Advanced Ambulatory Pharmacy 1-3
NURS 717R Advanced Pathophysiology 3
NURS 735R Introduction to Knowledge Development and Scientific Inquiry 3
NURS 736 Health Care Policy and Social Justice 3
NURS 737

Population Aggregate Health Care Issues

3

NURS 750R

Advanced Health Assessment

3

NURS 760

Care of Specialized Populations

6

NURS 780 Curriculum and Evaluation 3
NURS 781 Instructional Design & Evaluation 3
NURS 782 Nurse Educator Practicum 5
NURS 797
OR
NURS 798
Thesis (Plan A)

Research Project (Plan B)
6

3
NURS 795R Comprehensive Examination 1

Total Credits: 37-39

For more information about nursing education and the role of the nurse educator, contact:

Family Nurse Practitioner


Contact Information

Glenn Hagerstrom
ghagerstrom@unr.edu
(775) 682-7136

Plan of study

You might be looking for

FNP Post Master's Certificate

Upon completion of the Family Nurse Practitioner option, the graduate will:

  • Function in autonomous and collaborative roles guided by appropriate nurse practice acts.
  • Provide primary care to individuals, families, and communities.
  • Focus on health promotion and maintenance for clients.
  • Utilize the process and method of scientific inquiry in the study of nursing.
  • Contribute to the development of nursing science.
  • Pursue opportunities for enhancement of advance practice.

Master's Family Nurse Practitioner

Call NumberCourse TitleNumber of Credits
NURS 716R* Advanced Ambulatory Pharmacy 1-3
NURS 717R* Advanced Pathophysiology 3
NURS 735R Introduction to Knowledge Development and Scientific Inquiry 3
NURS 736 Health Care Policy and Social Justice 3
NURS 737

Population Aggregate Health Care Issues

3

NURS 708* Nursing Theories and Family Health Patterns 3
NURS 718* Health Promotion 3
NURS 750R* Advanced Health Assessment 3
NURS 755R* Advanced Primary Care I 3
NURS 751R* Advanced Primary Care I Practice 4
NURS 756R* Advanced Primary Care II 2
NURS 794R* Advanced Primary Care II Practice 1
NURS 757R* Advanced Primary Care III 3
NURS 753R* Advanced Primary Care III Practice 4
NURS 758R* Advanced Primary Care IV 3
NURS 754R* Advanced Primary Care IV Practice 4
*courses required for Post-Masters FNP certificate
NURS 797 Thesis (Plan A) 6

OR

NURS 798 Research Project (Plan B) 3
NURS 795R Comprehensive Examination 1

Total Credits: 52-54

Clinical Nurse Leader


Contact Information

Bernadette Longo
longo@unr.edu
(775) 682-7149

Plan of Study

You might be looking for

The MSN program at the University of Nevada, Reno is designed to prepare graduates in the emerging role of the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL). In response to healthcare and consumer needs, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing proposed the advanced nursing practice role of the CNL in order to prepare effective leaders to work within all healthcare settings. A beginning CNL graduate would encompass the roles of clinician, outcomes manager, client advocate, educator, information manager, systems analyst, risk anticipator, team manager, member of a profession, and life-long learner (AACN, 2007). After successful completion of the Orvis School of Nursing MSN degree requirements (including a total of 420 clinical hrs; a minimum of 300 hrs in a supervised CNL role immersion practicum with an academic/practice partner), the CNL track graduate would meet the educational requirement to sit for the AACN CNL Certification Examination.

CNL Academic Practice Partner: Veterans Administration Sierra Nevada Health Care System

Upon completion of the Clinical Nurse Leader Track, the graduate is able to:

  • Provide evidence-based care for individuals, families, and communities
  • Focus on a specialized aggregate/population.
  • Provide care for special populations by using system analysis and quality improvement strategies.
  • Collaborate with other professionals, members of the community, and students to provide educational services related to optimal health care for individuals, families, special populations, and communities with an emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention.
  • Participate in the organization, management, and policy negotiation of healthcare delivery systems.
  • Address complex needs of persons, including the underserved, populations and communities, in the role of nurse leader.
  • Participate knowledgeably in the development, implementation, revision, and evaluation of nursing and health education programs to ensure quality education services in health care.
  • Participate in the development of nursing education as a science, through the use of education and nursing theories, research, and scientific processes.

Master of Science in Nursing - Clinical Nurse Leader Track

Call NumberCourse TitleNumber of Credits
NURS 716R Advanced Ambulatory Pharmacy 1-3
NURS 717R Advanced Pathophysiology 3
NURS 735 Introduction to Knowledge Development and Scientific Inquiry 3
NURS 736 Health Care Policy and Social Justice 3
NURS 737 Population/Aggregate Health Care Issues 3
NURS 750 Advanced Health Assessment 3
NURS 760R Care of Specialized Populations 4
NURS 759 Planning Strategies for Care of Specialized Populations 2
NURS 746 Evidence - based Practice and Management of Clinical Outcomes 3
NURS 744 Leadership Development & Care Management 1
NURS 747 Care Management in a Health Care Microsystem 2
NURS 748/PUBH 753 Health Informatics 3
NURS 797

NURS 798
Thesis (Plan A)
OR
Research Project (Plan B)
6

3
NURS 795R Comprehensive Examination 1

Total Credits: 35-37



Related Degrees and Programs

Contact Division of Health Sciences

Phone (775) 784-6977
Email healthsciences@unr.edu
Location Sarah H. Fleischmann Building

Take the next step...