Public Health Nursing Practice Manual
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PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING COMPETENCIES – Finalized 04/03 Source of competencies: Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals A Project of the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public
wareness: Basic level of mastery of the competency. Individuals may be able to identify the concept or skill but have limited ability to perform the skill.
nowledge: Intermediate level of mastery of the competency. Individuals are able to apply and describe the skill.
Proficiency: Advanced level of mastery of the competency. Individuals are able to synthesize, critique or teach the skill.
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Creates a culture of ethical standards within organizations and communities
Helps create key values and shared vision and uses these principles to guide action
Identifies internal and external issues that may impact delivery of essential public health services (i.e. strategic planning)
Facilitates collaboration with internal and external groups to ensure participation of key stakeholders
Promotes team and organizational learning
Contributes to development, implementation, and monitoring of organizational performance standards
Uses the legal and political system to effect change
Applies theory of organizational structures to professional practice
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