Community Health Nursing

Community health nurses work to ensure the health of the entire population or community, rather than focusing solely on patient-specific care. It combines all the basic elements of professional, clinical and nursing care with public health and community practice. Community health nurses work with people from many different cultural backgrounds, often with disadvantaged and marginalized people. The Community health nurses also act as advocates. Research is another common duty for community health nurses. Community health nurses are also engaged in prenatal and pediatric care. Community health nurses play an important role in seeing, diagnosing and treating patients with all kinds of problems.

Working places

  • Clinics
  • Churches
  • Community health centers
  • Non-profit organizations