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Community Health Nurses
Community health nurses work with many aspects of a community's population. Their duties vary greatly depending on their locale and assignments. Some community health nurses may instruct a class for expectant mothers, visit new parents to help them learn how to care for their new baby, talk with senior citizens about exercise and nutrition, or give immunizations at a community center or other site. Other community health nurses may travel to remote areas where health care is not readily available. Here they may work with a medical doctor or nurse practitioner to provide necessary medical care and health education. Community health nurses usually work with all ages, ranging in age from birth to the elderly. They also may work with different groups of people, including immigrants, homeless shelter residents, and persons who are developmentally or physically challenged.