Community & Public Health Nursing


Community and public health nursing is defined as “the practice of promoting and protecting the health of populations using knowledge from nursing, social, and public health sciences” (Association of Public Health Nursing, 2018). Public health nursing focuses on the overall health of a population, promotion of wellness, and prevention of disease and disability. These nurses assess individuals and families within their community and individualize each plan of care based on genetic, lifestyle and environmental influences.

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