Public Health Nursing Resources
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Wisconsin Public Health Nursing Practice Model (Word, 431 KB) - A dynamic guide to the essential practice of public health nursing in Wisconsin.
Cornerstones of Public Health Nursing
Public health nursing practice:
Minnesota Department of Health, Center for Public Health Nursing, Office of Public Health Practice, Community Health Division, 2004
Quad Council of Public Health Nursing Organizations
The Quad Council is a partnership of four public health nursing organizations - the Public Health Nursing Section of the American Public Health Association; the Council on Nursing, the Primary Care Nursing and Long Term Care section of the American Nurses Association; the Association of Community Health Nurse Educators; and the Association of State and Territorial Directors of Nursing. Recent council activities have focused largely on the effects of changes in the health care delivery system and the resulting impact on nursing education.
Public Health Nursing Competencies
(PDF, 170 KB)
Public Health Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice, 2nd Edition (2010)
May be purchased at: http://www.amazon.com/Public-Health-Nursing-Standards-Association/dp/1558102469
The work of Wisconsin's public health system is described as three core functions that are defined in Chapters 250 (PDF, 48 KB) and 251 (PDF, 42 KB), Wis. Stats. The three core functions are Assessment, Policy Development, and Assurance.
Linking Education and Practice for Excellence in Public Health Essential Services
The Ten Essential Public Health Services describe the public health activities
that should be undertaken in all communities. The Core Public Health Functions
Steering Committee developed the framework for the Essential Services in 1994.
This steering committee included representatives from U.S. Public Health Service
agencies and other major public health organizations. The Essential Services
provide a working definition of public health and a guiding framework for the
responsibilities of local public health systems. The ten nationally recognized
Essential Services and their definitions are:
Public Health Accreditation
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