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Community Health Nurses

Overview

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 work in community health centers in large and small cities, or they travel to remote locations to bring health care treatment and information to people living in those areas. They 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.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

Much Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Hands On

Helpful

Problem-Solving

Career Ladder
Nurse Manager

Experienced Community Health Nurse

Entry-Level Community Health Nurse

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