The Role of the Community and Public Health Nurse
This week, your Instructor assigned you discuss the role of the public health nurse and Community Health Nurse in a specific setting. Bearing in mind the primary prevention focus of the community/public health nurse, respond to the following:
• What differentiates the role of the community and public health nurse from other health professionals?
• What skills and knowledge are necessary for the type of decision making inherent in population-focused nursing practice?
• How do these skills differ from those required in the institutional setting?