Description of Program
Students are invited to experience the distinctiveness of Community Health Nursing in the 21st century. The Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program, which is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), is designed to prepare advanced community health nurses to address the health needs of vulnerable populations and communities as they currently exist and as they will evolve in the future. Students acquire advanced knowledge and skills in community needs assessment, analysis of aggregate data, health planning, as well as program development, implementation, and evaluation. Jacksonville State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Focusing on health promotion and prevention, the program allows students to select a vulnerable population focus for study across the curriculum, such as women and infants, children, teens, adults with chronic illnesses, geriatric clients, clients with ethnic or racial disparities, HIV clients, etc. The scope of public health/community health nursing practice and concepts of disaster management, systems leadership, quality and safety are integrated into various courses throughout the curriculum.
A total of 38 semester hours is required for this program.
Full-time or part-time options are available.
Semester 1 (Fall, August - December)
NU 501 MSN Orientation 0 SH
NU 504 Theories in Nursing 2 SH
NU 507 Advanced Health Assessment 3 SH
NU 514 Health Assessment Practicum 1 SH
NU 518 Organizational and Systems Leadership in Community Health Nursing 3 SH
Semester 2 (Spring, January - April)
NU 513 Advanced Pathophysiology 3 SH
NU 527 Epidemiology 2 SH
NU 544 Statistical Methods in Healthcare 3 SH
NU 542 Transcultural Nursing and Healthcare 3 SH
Semester 3 (Summer, May - August)
NU 522 Research Methodology 3 SH
NU 540 Community Health I 6 SH
Semester 4 (Fall, August - December)
NU 545 Community Health II 6 SH
NU 520 Advanced Pharmacology 3 SH
College of Graduate Studies
Jacksonville State University
700 Pelham Road North
Jacksonville, AL 36265-1602
Online Graduate Admissions
Ms. Tammy Johnson, BS, MPA
Director of Student Services for the STEP and Graduate Nursing programs
Fax: (256) 782-5430