One month as a PHN.... One month as a PHN.... | allnurses

One month as a PHN....

  1. 8 ....and I LOVE it. Love love love.
  2. 16 Comments

  3. Visit  anurseatlast profile page
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    What kind of public health are you doing?

    I knew even before nursing school I wanted the be a public health nurse. I wanted the opportunity to build long-term relationships with my patients and to do a lot of teaching. A year after I graduated, I got my dream job. I work with pregnant and parenting teens (mostly low-income) in a home-based program. I absolutely LOVE it. Every day is different and has unique challenges. I work with a great team which makes it even better!
  4. Visit  exnavygirl-RN profile page
    #2 1
    I mostly do Child Health. Everyday is a different challenge. My co-workers are awesome.
  5. Visit  rudycoon profile page
    #3 2
    That's wonderful! I start mine next week and am so excited!
  6. Visit  GitanoRN profile page
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  7. Visit  caliotter3 profile page
    #5 2
    Sounds like a great match!
  8. Visit  shanetta82 profile page
    #6 0
    Congrats!!! Im so glad that I have my mind made up to get into nursing.That is so awesome to be in the PHN field Anyone knowledgeable of scholarships, grants, loans for nursing in general?
  9. Visit  sapphire18 profile page
    #7 1
    Congrats!! I've always been interested in public health
  10. Visit  canchaser profile page
    #8 2
    I would love to work with the young pregnant girls. I was pregnant and married at age 15 now married for 24 years. I had a" social service" visiting lady who came each week. I dont know what I would have done wihtout her. My mom was very involved but she didn't know all the resources this lady did. I knew since I was 7 I wanted to be a nurse but would love to work with girls/ families like I once was. Working on my FNP and I hope that I can get into a clinic and work with them.
  11. Visit  exnavygirl-RN profile page
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    Most of the children I see have young parent's. I love the opportunity to teach and give encouragement. A lot of these children I'll see often. Our PHRM/ISS program deals with high risk mothers and infants. They do home visits. I may have to do some home visits this week.

    I do child health (EPSDT) and some WIC. The Health Department is notified when newborns have a "trait". I notify the parent's and do counselling for this. Most of the time it is the sickle cell trait but I call for BARTS and other HgB diseases. I'm learning a lot about genetics and work with the genetics nurse.

    I love it.

    Mrsfocused, I'm not sure about scholarships, etc.
  12. Visit  rs02011988 profile page
    #10 1
    I've seen you a bit posting around in the PHN area. I love your enthusiasm
  13. Visit  exnavygirl-RN profile page
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  14. Visit  danceluver profile page
    #12 0
    @exnavygirl-RN: How did you find the job that you are currently at? Where did you search for a job with pregnant teens and infants? Websites? Something i'd be greatly interested in and would love some friendly advice when i need to start the search