public health nurse

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A member of the nursing profession with specialized training in the theories and practices of public health. Public health nurses play a major role in provision of local public health services, e.g., maternal infant and early child care, health education, contact tracing in communicable disease surveillance and control, and home visits to elderly and infirm housebound residents in the community, and various other specialized roles.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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