Public Health Nursing Practice Manual
Both levels reflect competencies for a reasonably prudent PHN who has experience in the role (.e.g. not a “novice”), and not in a specialized or limited focus role.
These competencies are intended to reflect the standard for public health nursing practice, not necessarily what is occurring in practice today.
In any practice setting the job descriptions may reflect components from each level depending on the agency’s structure, size, leadership and services.
Source Adapted from “Quad Council PHN Competencies (4/3/03)”.
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