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Public Health Nursing Standards and Credentials: What's Happening with Public Health Nursing?

Originally webcast May 17, 2007

While the information contained within this broadcast is still accurate and relevant, an updated broadcast is now available providing more recent information on this topic.  To view the updated webstream please click here.

(PHN Ready participants: If you prefer to view the updated program it can be counted toward your courses in place of this one.)

Kristine Gebbie, DrPH, RN
Elizabeth Standish Gill, Associate Professor of Nursing Director, Center for Health Policy, School of Nursing, Columbia University

In the years ahead Public Health Nursing practice will be affected by:

  • New scope and standards of public health nursing
  • Performance monitoring of public health practice
  • Accreditation of public health agencies
  • Credentialing examinations such as the new National Board of Public Health Examiners

This program will explore how these new developments will impact public health nursing practice.

At the conclusion of the presentation, the participants will be able to:

  1. Identify at least four new requirements on the horizon for public health nursing.
  2. Discuss implications of new requirements for the practice of public health nursing