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What does a Public Health Nurse do?

Public Health is the science of protecting and improving the health of families, communities and large populations. We accomplish this through implementing educational programs, administering services, conducting research and recommending policies. Through our work, we 

St. Louis County Public Health Nurses (PHNs) practice in a variety of programs established by federal, state, and county guidelines: 

The St. Louis County Public Health Division leads in public health practice through implementing forward-thinking, population-based, prevention programs. Our practice is guided by the on-going assessment of community needs, and by maintaining internal and external partnerships. Our work is done to assure that all residents of St. Louis County will live in a healthy, equitable and safe community.

Promoting healthy people and communities through prevention and population-focused programs

How do I become a Public Health Nurse?