Public health nurse refers to a broad category of different types of nurses focused heavily on education and illness prevention. Common types of community and public health nurses include school nurse, maternal and child health nurse, occupational health nurse, and case management nurse.
PHNs with advanced education and experience can qualify to become a consultant or lead a team as a director or manager of a team of nurses.
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