The Practice of Promoting and protecting the health of populations using knowledge from nursing, social, and public health sciences. An Advanced specialty of Registered Nursing that requires a Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing and a California Public Health Nursing Certificate.
Individual Client/Family Public Health Nursing
Examples of Programs in which Public Health Nurses are working:
Locations of Public Health Nursing Practices Varies
Clients may be served in homes, clinics, schools, churches, homeless shelters, jail, or on the streets
Protects the Public's Health during Disasters or Emergencies
Population-based Public Health Nursing
Multifaceted in Nursing Skills and Knowledge