Public Health Nursing Expo 2018
10 Ways Public Health Nurses Improve Health

Student Participation Guide

Contact Information

Martha Smith, MSN, RN, LNHA
Title V & MCH Director/Public Health Nursing Coordinator
Council for Public Health Nursing
Phone: 573-751-6435
Fax: 573-751-5350


MCPHN Information


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 2016-2021

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.