Public health nurse opportunity


Hi everyone,

I am planning to have my 300 hours preceptorship duty in the Public health. Do you know if they hire new graduate nurse there or a new nurse who just passed the nclex-rn exam? I am hoping to work in the Public Health as a nurse that is why I am planning to have my preceptorship duty there but I am nervous that no one will hire me after.

Thank you in advance for your reply.


Specializes in Critical Care, Education. Has 35 years experience.

I would imagine that it depends upon the role. Some may be too autonomous for a new grad who still needs immediate supervision and support. I do applaud your interest in Public Health. I'm dismayed that many new grads seem to feel that anything but acute care is not "real" nursing.

Specializes in Psychiatry. Has 10 years experience.

I got hired as a new grad PHN with the County Public Health Department. Its a great job. with great hours and weekends off! Experience working in the clinical setting was not required. I do mostly administrative case management and i'm also a nurse consultant. Im hoping to pursue a DNP- Public Health soon. Good luck!