BSN to Master of Public Health Degree Option
The School of Nursing and the Master of Public Health (MPH) Program in the School of Medicine and Public Health have partnered to offer an advanced placement Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) to MPH degree option. The option seeks to strengthen the public health nursing workforce by educating master’s prepared public health nurses to provide population-based services and health education in the prevention of diseases and promotion of health in communities.
This unique degree option gives undergraduate nursing students the opportunity to seek early admission to the MPH program and enroll in selected MPH courses while completing requirements for the BSN. Students are able to complete both degrees (the BSN and the MPH) over five years (three years from admission to the nursing program). Graduates are prepared for a wide range of nursing and public health practice positions.
Interested students apply during their first year in the upper division nursing program with applications due in February. Changes in the curriculum, to incorporate MPH courses along with the nursing courses, occur during the second year.
For more information, contact:
Karen Mittelstadt, Assistant Dean for Academic Programs
School of Nursing
Telephone: (608) 263-5284
Mindy Schreiner, MPH Student Services Coordinator
Master of Public Health Program
Telephone: (608) 263-2298