Principles and Practices of Public Health Nursing

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Principles and Practices of Public Health NursingSeptember 18 - October 18, 2017

This course is offered in collaboration by the Public Health Nursing and Professional Development Unit and the North Carolina Institute for Public Health. This training is specifically designed for registered nurses working in public health departments to address core public health nursing functions. This blended learning course includes two prerequisite online modules and a two-and-a-half-day live session (October 2-4) in Chapel Hill, N.C.

The prerequisite modules will familiarize participants with the practice, issues, and challenges of public health in N.C. and review basic epidemiological concepts important to the practice of public health. The live session emphasizes a synthesis of nursing practice and public health. Nursing services directed to individuals, families, and groups will be presented in the context of improving the health of the populations. 

Who should take this course?

The target audience is registered nurses working in local health departments, particularly those who do not have a BSN degree. Successful completion of this course is a legal requirement for all public health nurses who do not have a BSN during their first year of employment with a local health department. Ideal timing is after the first six months of employment, but the course must be completed within the first year of public health practice. Nurses with a BSN degree are also welcome to enroll in the course. Many find it a useful resource in acclimating to the public health environment. The course is a prerequisite for the Physical Assessment of Adults and Child Health Training ERRN courses for nurses who do not have a BSN.

Course Providers

  • Public Health Nursing and Professional Development Unit, North Carolina Division of Public Health, NC DHHS
  • The North Carolina Institute for Public Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
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    • William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education
      100 Friday Center Drive
      Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27517
      USA

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