Public Health Nurse Salary in United States

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Average Salary for Public Health Nurse in United States

The average salary of a(n) Public Health Nurse in United States is $71,014.

The average hourly rate of a(n) Public Health Nurse in United States is $34.14.

The average bonus of a(n) Public Health Nurse in United States is $1,101.00.

Job Description:

Instructs individuals and families in health education and disease prevention in community health agency. Determines, oversees, and ensures that health care information is distributed to staff education and outreach programs. Develops and implements research programs that promote and create healthy lifestyles for enrollees. Visits homes to determine patient and family needs, develops plan to meet needs, and provides nursing services. Requires RN license. Instructs family in care and rehabilitation of patient and in maintenance of health and prevention of disease for family members. Gives treatments to patient following physician's instructions. Assists community members and health field personnel to assess, plan for, and provide needed health and related services. Refers patients with social and emotional problems to other community agencies for assistance. Teaches home nursing, maternal and child care, and other subjects related to individual and community welfare. Participates in programs to safeguard health of children, including child health conferences, school health, group instruction for parents, and immunization programs. Assists in preparation of special studies and in research programs. Directs treatment of patient by lower-level nursing personnel. Cooperates with families, community agencies, and medical personnel to arrange for convalescent and rehabilitative care of sick or injured people. May specialize in one phase of community health nursing, such as clinical pediatrics or tuberculosis. Less

Instructs individuals and families in health education and disease prevention in community health agency. Determines, oversees, and ensures that health care information is distributed to staff education and outreach programs. Develops and implements research programs that promote and create healthy... More

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