is anyone familiar with the public health nursing certificate? what kind of job opportunities are available to someone with a public health nursing certificate versus a public health nurse practitioner? thanks!
Feb 9, '10
Quote from newway
I should probably let my wife answer this, because she has one. It has opened allot of doors for her. Got her off floor nursing and into occupational health. She has worked for a couple large corporations since doing wellness programs and alike. She got a pretty good jump in pay as well. Being who she is she is now bored with that and going on for her DNP, but I would kill for her job.
How did you wife study for the exam? Did she have to have a certain # of hours? I love L&D but would really like to get into public health and a 9-5 job when I start having kids and they start school. I have my BSN and PHN. Also, is there a difference between a certificate in public health and being certified in public health? Seems like a dumb question but from my understanding a certificate in public health is for an ASN that wants to get addition education and a certificate so they can apply for their PHN license; but a Public Health Nursing Certification is an additional exam a PHN takes to show she is specialized in a nursing field, such as a CCRN
Last edit by HeartsOpenWide on Feb 9, '10