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 nursingĀ 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

Healthy, empowered communities for a better future.

Our Mission

Through excellence in public health nursing practice, we will empower communities to support a healthier, safer, and higher quality of life for all.

Our Values