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Public Health Nursing

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Public health nursing is the integration of nursing practice and public health practice applied to the prevention of disease and the promotion and preservation of the health of the Indian or Census population. The nature of the practice is continuous and comprehensive, including all program areas and diagnostic groups. Public health nursing is directed to individuals, families and groups and intrinsically relates and contributes to the health of the total community. Public health nursing services are based on the assessed needs of individuals, families, groups and communities.