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Community Health Nurses
Community health nurses, also known as public health nurses, provide community-based health care. They organize, promote, and deliver care to community groups in urban, rural, and remote settings. They may work in community health centers in large and small cities, or they may travel to remote locations to bring health care treatment and information to people living in those areas. They may provide public health services and educational programs to schools, correctional facilities, homeless shelters, elderly care facilities, and maternal and well-baby clinics. Some community health nurses provide specialized care in communities where immediate physician services are not available. Community health nurses often work for a state funded or federally funded agency, or a private health provider company.