Advanced Public Health Nursing (APHN)

The Advanced Public Health Nursing (APHN) Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program has a population-based focus, with interventions directed to the community or population as a whole. You will develop skills in assessing, planning and evaluating nursing interventions for individuals, families, communities and clinical populations.

The Advanced Public Health Nursing Program emphasizes:

  • Health promotion
  • Primary prevention
  • Program management

The curriculum builds on traditional clinical master’s programs by providing additional education in the following content areas that will lead to improved population outcomes in complex systems:

  • Evidence-based practice
  • Quality improvement
  • Systems leadership

After graduating the APHN program, you will be prepared to function as a public health nursing specialist who develops policies and interventions to improve the health and health care of communities and populations.

Advanced Public Health Nursing Program Quick Facts
Program Type:





2-3.5 Years

Class Size:



Per credit hour

Career Options

APHN graduates are prepared as leaders for a wide variety of specialties, including the following:

  • Health care for the homeless
  • Home health
  • Hospice
  • Occupational health
  • Public health
  • School health
  • Population health

Tuition Pricing

As a top ranked college of nursing, Rush programs are competitively priced on a local and national level. Once you begin your program, you only pay tuition. Our pricing is unique compared to other colleges of nursing as we do not charge additional fees.

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Learn more about the Advanced Public Health Nursing (APHN) program at an on-campus or online information session.