community health nursing

community health nursing

a field of nursing that is a blend of primary health care and nursing practice with public health nursing. The community health nurse conducts a continuing and comprehensive practice that is preventive, curative, and rehabilitative. The philosophy of care is based on the belief that care directed to the individual, the family, and the group contributes to the health care of the population as a whole. The community health nurse is not restricted to the care of a particular age or diagnostic group. Participation of all consumers of health care is encouraged in the development of community activities that contribute to the promotion of, education about, and maintenance of good health. These activities require comprehensive health programs that pay special attention to social and ecological influences and specific populations at risk.

com·mu·ni·ty health nurs·ing

(kŏ-myū'ni-tē helth nŭrs'ing)
Health care divided into public health and home care nursing; home care nursing provides intravenous therapy and wound care; public health nursing focuses on health promotion and illness prevention. Programs such as administration of flu vaccine in shopping centers are carried out by public health nurses; allows nurses a more independent practice than offered in a hospital.

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This teaching strategy was implemented in the Community Health Nursing course offered in the fourth semester of a five-semester curriculum in the UA CCN.
It will also have new pathology, dental, child health, community mental health, community health nursing, physiotherapy, speech and occupational therapy and counselling facilities.
Her field of expertise is Urgent Care and Community Health Nursing.
Over her 27-plus years with Plunket, Trout has had a variety of work experiences, among them establishing a new regional nurse leadership role, developing two education courses and many education programmes, leading accreditation programmes for quality improvement, teaching community health nursing practice development, becoming an auditor and a quality reviewer, and developing quality and risk processes for staff and governance.
This article describes a partnership between a school of nursing (SON) and a local agency designed to ensure that senior community health nursing students gain the competencies required to meet the recommendations of the AACN and the IOM.
She earned a master's in community health nursing from the University of Maryland, Baltimore and a doctorate in higher education and leadership from Widener University.
She was then contacted by Salisbury University to teach Community Health Nursing, which she continues to teach over 25 years later.
Acute, mental health, and community health nursing faculty, faculty and community volunteers recruited within the LSON, and the Memphis nursing community served as business and agency staff.
The meeting discussed joint aspects of cooperation between the Ministry of Health and Cardiff University, as the University is implementing two bachelor programs in the fields of nursing practices and community health nursing as per the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which was signed between the two sides since 2009.
Claros has a doctorate in public health and a master of science in community health nursing.
Her nursing accomplishments include a bachelor's degree in Nursing from California State University and a Masters' degree in Community Health Nursing from San Jose State University.

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