Community Health Nursing

Community Health Nursing is a field of nursing that combines primary health care and nursing practice with public health nursing. It combines all the fundamental aspects of professional, clinical nursing with public health and community practice. Community health nurses ' main function is to provide treatment to patients. In addition, community health nurses provide community members with education on how to maintain their health in order to reduce disease and death. They schedule educational assemblies, hand out fliers, perform health screenings, dispense drugs, and administer immunizations. Health-related products such as condoms and pregnancy tests may also be distributed by nurses. Community Health Nurse's average salary is $29.49 per hour and $60,622 per year. Examples of some health problems that community health nurses are trying to control or eliminate are:

  • Infectious and sexually transmitted diseases
  • Obesity
  • Poor nutrition
  • Substance abuse
  • Smoking
  • Teen pregnancy

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