Council for Public Health Nursing
- Public Health Nursing Manual
- Public Health Nursing Preceptor Handbook
- Public Health Nursing Brochure
You may request copies of this brochure at no cost by sending an e-mail to the Center for Local Public Health Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Nurse Recruitment PowerPoint Presentation
This presentation could be used with students, for recruitment of nurses, or to explain about public health nursing to groups or other audiences.
Missouri Council for Public Health Nursing provides leadership, expertise, and advocacy related to public health nursing practice, standards, and issues.
Through excellence in public health nursing practice, public health nurses will be leaders in promoting healthy people in healthy communities.
Missouri will have a strong, dynamic, and competent public health nursing workforce.
Strategic Plan 2016-2012
Strategy One: Assure quality education for current and future public health nurses.
- Increase the number of trainings and resources available to public health nurses.
- Increase awareness of the Quad Council Public Health Nursing Competencies.
- Increase the networking opportunities in public health nursing.
- Increase public health nursing opportunities for students.
Strategy Two: Advocate for the value of public health nurses.
- Increase the visibility of public health nursing as a career.
- Increase the awareness of the importance of public health nurses pursuing leadership roles, locally, regionally, and statewide.
History & Structure
The Council of Public Health Nursing was established in April, 1997, and the first meeting was held in October, 1997. The CPHN membership was all DHSS staff and the chair was the DHSS public health nursing liaison.
In May, 1999, the CPHN was restructured and expanded to include two standing committees, one representing DHSS and the other representing the local public health agencies (LPHA). The DHSS committee was composed of one representative from each division, center, and district within DHSS, and the LPHA committee was composed of one LPHA nurse from each district.
In July, 2003, the CPHN was again restructured to include greater representation from the LPHAs, and added representatives from nursing education and a public health related organization. An executive board was established with the chair being a representative from a LPHA. The DHSS public health nursing liaison became an ex-officio member of the executive board. The name of the CPHN was changed to Council for Public Health Nursing at this time.