This major is a program that prepares registered nurses to promote health and provide preventive and curative nursing services for groups or communities under the supervision of a public health agency.
Includes instruction in community and rural health, family therapy and intervention, disease prevention, health education, and community health assessment.
Search for colleges that offer a degree in Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing Major (use the College Search feature and enter "public health" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.
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What can you do with a major/degree in Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing Major?
If you choose a career as a Public Health Nurse or Community Nurse, you play an important role in public health by serving in positions of responsibility at public health agencies, nonprofit groups, and educational organizations. Your main mission will be to help the public remain healthy by assisting with the development, promotion and supervision of public health initiatives.
Organizations in Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing Major
Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
- American Nurses Association
- American Board of Nursing Specialties
- National Student Nurses Association
- Nurses Peer Support Network
- Association for Nursing Professional Development
- Travel Nursing
- National Association of School Nurses
Publications/Magazines in Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing