Public Health Nursing Branch

Public Health Nurses listen and respond to community needs based on professional knowledge and relationships with individuals, families and communities.


Public health nursing is the practice of promoting and protecting the health of populations using knowledge from nursing, social, and public health sciences. The practice is population-focused with the goals of promoting health and preventing disease and disability for all people through the creation of conditions in which people can be healthy (American Nurses Association, 2007; American Public Health Association, 1996).

Our Vision

Health equity for all people in all communities.

Our Mission

Through excellence in public health nursing practice, public health nurses will be leaders in supporting a culture of health, promoting healthy people in healthy communities, and achieving health equity and social justice.