Public Health Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice

Public Health Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice
3rd Ed.
2022 © American Nurses Association
American Nurses Association
ISBN-13: 978-0-9993088-2-0
eISBN-13: 978-0-9993088-3-7
Nursing, Public Health


The Public Health Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, 3rd Edition, is an essential document for every public health nurse practicing in the United States. The scope of practice statement answers the who, what, when, where, how, and why questions of public health nursing. The standards provide authoritative statements of the actions and behaviors that all registered public health nurses are expected to competently perform, regardless of role, population, specialty, and setting.

The product of extensive thought work by many registered nurses, this new edition provides 18 national standards of practice and professional performance. Each standard is accompanied by detailed competencies for the three practice levels. This premier professional resource informs and guides public health nurses in their vital work providing safe, quality, and competent care. It is a must-have for every registered public health nurse.

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