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Public Health Nursing Leadership Track (PHNL)

Prerequisite to Admission

Successful completion of the University of Minnesota's Regent's Certificate in Public Health Practice Core Concepts.

To earn the MSN degree, the PHNL student will first successfully complete the University of Minnesota's Regent's Certificate in Public Health Core Concepts. Fifteen credits from the Regent's Certificate will transfer to the MSN at Metropolitan State University. The student will then complete the requirements as listed.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Gainful employment programs are those "that prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation." Public institutions are required to report this information for all undergraduate and graduate programs that are Title IV eligible and that lead to certificates, diplomas, graduate certificates or specialist awards. Degree programs at all levels are not considered to be gainful employment programs. View Gainful Employment Facts.

Core Course Requirements (11 credits)

Management Core Requirements (13-14 credits)

Practicum Requirements (2 credits; 200 clock hours)

Culminating Experience (2 credits)

Total PHNL Track Requirements: 28-29 credits plus the Regent's Certificate

Additional requirements for the Master of Science in Nursing