Public Health Nurses

These professionals are registered nurses who work in public health departments. They provide medical care, but they also participate in community outreach programs and work to spread the word in communities about illness and the
importance of healthy habits for an entire community of individuals. Public health nurses can also oversee region-wide initiatives to promote immunizations or reduce and investigate communicable diseases and outbreaks.

Main Responsibilities

Public health nurses analyze trends and risk factors in groups of individuals and design interventions to help individuals stay healthy. These professionals evaluate healthcare services and help to ensure that community members learn about these services so they can take advantage of them. Public health nurses provide medical care in their communities.