Community Health Nursing (CHN)

Mrs. Pommy
Professor cum Vice Principal HOD Community Health Nursing

Mrs. Sunita
Assistant Professor Community health Nursing

Ms. Gurwinder Kaur
Assistant Professor Community Health Nursing

Community Health Nursing.

At times, certain contagious diseases and other health issues can spread throughout an entire community. This can happen in small communities, large towns, urban areas, regional areas, or even entire countries. Some examples of health issues that could affect a community include HIV, teen pregnancy, influenza, obesity, and substance abuse – just to name a few. If these community health problems are ignored, they could grow out of control and cause problems for all members of the community.

Working as a community health nurse is an excellent way to combine a love of nursing and a love of your community. It is the job of a community health nurse to help keep these community health problems under control. They often work in community health centers offering treatment and advice to members of the community. They will also try to educate the community on and work toward preventing common health problems.

Communities need these types of nurses for a number of reasons. Most importantly, these nurses – working in conjunction with other healthcare professionals – can help improve the health of a community as a whole. Community health nurses can also help provide necessary care in communities that lack easily accessible healthcare.

How do I Become a Community Health Nurse?

If you’re looking to become a community health nurse, it’s recommended that you start by becoming a registered nurse (RN). This usually involves earning a nursing degree and passing the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). You should also have several years of nursing experience under your belt as well.

Once you’ve made the decision to become a community health nurse, you should then earn your master’s degree in community health or public health.