Public Health Nursing

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Public Health Nursing

Public health nursing is a specialty because it has a distinct focus and scope of practice, and it requires a special knowledge base.

Public Health Nursing

Population focused

The following characteristics distinguish public health nursing as a specialty: -It is population-focused-It is community-oriented-There is a health and preventive focus-Interventions are made at the community or population level. -There is concern for the health of all members of the population/community, particularly vulnerable subpopulations.

Why choose public health nursing?

Community Health Nursing

Community-based nursing care is the provision or assurance of personal illness care to individuals and families in the community, while community-oriented nursing is the provision of disease prevention and health promotions.