Qualifications for community health nurse

  1. I was wondering what academic and experiential qualifications should a nurse have to practice in the home or community setting?
    What are the differences in knowledge and skill required to become certified as a home care nursing and a community health nurse?
    Where can I find more info on this? Thanks!


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  3. by   caliotter3
    I have heard of nurses who were hired as community health nurses who had just graduated from BSN programs that awarded Public Health Nurse Certificates along with the BSN. So, as in other specialties, occasionally new grads can get their foot in the door. Likewise, I have known new grads to get hired as home health nurses, although the requirement for one, preferably two, years experience in acute care settings is usually voiced by prospective employers. It depends on the employer and the circumstances.