Population Health - Emergency Management (Master of Science in Nursing)

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The Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a Concentration in Emergency Management degree program is designed to prepare advanced population health nurses to address the health needs of vulnerable populations and communities. Students acquire advanced knowledge and skills in population and community needs assessment, analysis of aggregate data, and health planning, as well as program development, implementation, and evaluation. Students also acquire advanced knowledge and skills in emergency preparedness, planning, and management from the nurse coordinator perspective. 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, and infectious disease clients, to name a few. The scope of public health/population health nursing practice and concepts of disaster preparedness and management, systems leadership, and quality and safety are integrated into various courses throughout the curriculum. 100% online courses with required practicum.

Potential Careers

  • Population Health Nurse
  • Public Health Nurse
  • Emergency Preparedness Nursing Coordinator

Median Annual Salary

The salary range is as varied as the opportunities.

Additional Facts

JSU offers distance/online educational programs/tracks; to facilitate a positive learning experience for our students. To achieve this goal, some on campus requirements may be required. On campus events may include, but are not limited to, orientation to programs/tracks, on site simulated learning experiences, and dissemination of scholarly projects.

Master of Science in Nursing - Population Health with a Concentration in Emergency Management degree:

  • Represents the present and future direction of health care
  • Develops skill in using the population and community as a client
  • Allows you to select a vulnerable population interest area within your specialty
  • Enhances direct care skills while preparing broad population and community assessment and intervention skills
  • Integrates nursing informatics (using computers to manage nursing/client data and consumer education)
  • Prepares you within your selected functional role for population health practice, education, management, consultation, or research
  • Master’s education prepares students to pursue a variety of terminal degrees in nursing, population/public health, and education

Departmental Information

Online Program Contact

Graduate Studies
(800) 231-5291 or
(256) 782-5348