The average salary for an Experienced Public Health Nurse is $60,720.
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Job Description for Public Health Nurse
A public health nurse holds a specialty position in nursing that is involved less in the day-to-day care of patients and more in education of individuals, families, groups, and communities regarding health and risk factors. The public health nurse typically works for a larger health care provider, or they may work as part of a government agency. They work to not only educate groups about physical and mental health, but also work to identify potential at-risk individuals or groups to reach out to…Read more
Public Health Nurse Tasks
- Assess patients, make health judgments and suggest treatment plans.
- Visit patients at home to conduct evaluations.
- Provide referrals and connect patients to support services.
- Document interactions, consent and historical data in an electronic record.
- Educate patients and administer treatments.
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Popular Skills for Public Health Nurse
Skills in Public Health, Case Management, Pediatrics and Community Health are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Public Health Nurse
An entry-level Public Health Nurse with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $50,273 based on 25 salaries. An early career Public Health Nurse with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $52,747 based on 164 salaries. A mid-career Public Health Nurse with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $56,803 based on 94 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $63,432.
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