It is defined as the synthesis of nursing and public health practice applied to promoting and protecting the health of population. It is a specialized field of nursing that focuses on the health needs of communities, aggregates, and in particular vulnerable populations. It is a practice that is continuous and comprehensive directed towards all groups of community members. It combines all the basic elements of professional, clinical nursing with public health and community practice. It synthesizes the body of knowledge from public health science and professional nursing theories to improve the health of communities. The community health nurse conducts a continuing and comprehensive practice that is preventive, curative, and rehabilitative. The philosophy of care is based on the belief that care directed to the individual, the family, and the group contributes to the health care of the population as a whole.
Related Journals of Community Health Nursing
Journal of Community & Public Health Nursing, Journal of Health & Medical Informatics, Primary Healthcare: Open Access, Occupational Medicine & Health Affairs, Research & Reviews: Journal of Medicine & Health Care, Journal of Community Health Nursing, Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, Nursing Research, Journal of Advanced Nursing, International Journal of Nursing Studies, Home Health Care Management & Practice