Lead Population Health Improvement

We live in a complex, constantly changing world filled with challenges that threaten our entire population’s health. The COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized the need for nurse leaders to “embrace the connection” between nursing, medicine, and public health—to fully understand the intricacies of our communities and work together to implement strategies to improve healthcare for everyone. As the transition of today's healthcare from an acute care to outpatient setting increases, nurse leaders have an important role in the outpatient setting by overseeing and providing patient care.

Positively impact societal healthcare outcomes while progressing in your role as a professional nurse with an M.S.N. in Advanced Population Health Nursing from Nova Southeastern University. This track will prepare you to work in partnerships with communities, focus on improving the systems that challenge the health and wellbeing of populations, and effectively lead population health promotion to improve, protect, and develop policies globally.  

This online M.S.N. program meets the needs of today by broadening your nursing scope and qualifying you to reach wider audiences. Change the health care system, and your career, for the better.

Why Earn a Nursing Degree at NSU?

Quick Facts


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This degree program is 36 total credits to complete.

Application Deadlines

Applications for admission are accepted online. The deadline to complete and submit the NursingCAS and supplemental NSU applications for fall admission is August 1 and December 9 for winter admission.

Delivery Options

Coursework is available online, keeping your busy schedule in mind.

Immerse Yourself in High-Tech, High Fidelity Patient Simulation 

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M.S.N. in Population Health Curriculum

Semester I
NSG 5000
Advanced Nurse Roles (NSG 5000 / Credits: 3 )
NSG 5101
Theory and Research (NSG 5101 / Credits: 3 )
NSG 5531
Advanced Pathophysiology (NSG 5531 / Credits: 3 )
NSG 5210
Population Health Impact Management (NSG 5210 / Credits: 3 )
Semester II
NSG 5111
Evidence and Practice (NSG 5111 / Credits: 3 )
NSG 5510
Advanced Pharmacology (NSG 5510 / Credits: 3 )
NSG 5502
Advanced Health Assessment (NSG 5502 / Credits: 3 )
NSG 5200
Global Population Health (NSG 5200 / Credits: 3 )
Semester III
NSG 5220
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (NSG 5220 / Credits: 3 )
NSG 5130
Healthcare Policy and Leadership (NSG 5130 / Credits: 3 )
NSG 5260
Surveillance in Health Informatics (NSG 5260 / Credits: 3 )
Semester IV
NSG 5290
Population Health Practicum (1 credit didactic/2 credits = 150 clock hours) (NSG 5290 / Credits: 3 )

For a full list of all course descriptions, visit coursewizard.nova.edu.

Ready for the Next Step?

Here's how to apply. Nursing students must submit the NursingCAS application.

The Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing participates in the centralized applications service called NursingCAS.

NursingCAS allows applicants to use a single online application and one set of materials to apply to multiple programs at participating schools. It is used for document verification but does not take part in the student selection.

The Office of Admissions works on a rolling basis. Applications are accepted year-round.

Submit a NursingCAS Application

Submit your NursingCAS application online.

Submit Transcripts to NursingCAS

Request all official transcripts from all previously attended institutions to be sent directly to NursingCAS.

P.O. Box 9201

Watertown, Massachusetts 02471

International Applicants Coursework taken at foreign institutions must be evaluated for U.S. institutional equivalence by an approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) organization such as one of the services listed below.

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.

It is the applicant's responsibility to have this coursework evaluated. An official course-by-course evaluation with a cumulative grade point average must be sent directly from the evaluation service.

Complete the Supplemental NSU Application

Once the NursingCAS application is completed, you should complete the supplemental NSU Application online.

Once all applications and documents have been received, the application will be processed and reviewed.

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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program and post-graduate APRN certificate program at Nova Southeastern University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

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