$38,579
Avg. Salary
$26.00
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Public Health Nurse is $26.00 per hour.

The average pay for a Public Health Nurse is $38,579 per year.

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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 and advocate for.

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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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Department of Public Health Reviews

Q: What is it like working in Philadelphia?

Public Health Nurse in Philadelphia:
"Busy exciting."
Pros: I like being in a big city.
Cons: Traffic and traveling from shelter to shelter.

Key Stats for Public Health Nurse

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
17%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
50%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
17%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
50%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 83%
no benefits
None: