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Public Health Nurse

Job Title and Job Description

Public Health Nurse

Public Health Nurse (employed by city). Very diverse work: immunization programs, screening, follow-up on school nursing.

What are some related career opportunities and job titles in your company or in your career area?

Nurse * Social Worker * Medical Doctor

What new technology will be important?

What education or training did you have to prepare for this career?

Nursing R.N. college

What education or training do you recommend for students today who want to enter this field?

College

When you were in high school, did you know that you would enter this field?

Yes, I went directly from high school to nursing education

Skills Profile

Skills UsedRating (5=Most Important thru
1=Not Important)
Comments

Artistic 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important 
Athletic / Physical 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
Bilingual 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very ImportantWork with many new arrivals/immigrants 
Computer Technology 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important 
Coordination / Using Hands, Tools, and Equipment 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important 
Creative Thinking 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
Interpersonal 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Investigative / Fact Finding 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
leadership and Supervising 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Logical Thinking 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
Math 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
Mechanical Understanding 2-Less Important2-Less Important 
Sales and Negotiation 2-Less Important2-Less Important 
Scientific and Experimental 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important 
Social Service / Helping Skills 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most ImportantWork with many agencies 
Teaching / Instructing 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most ImportantTeach patients and share skills with students 
Verbal Communication 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Understanding Nature, Plants, Animals 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important 
Understanding Yourself 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Writing 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most ImportantNecessary for reports 
 

Interview By: Public Health Nurse