3152.3 Community Health Nurses
Community health nurses are registered nurses who provide health education and direct nursing care in public health units and through home visits. This group includes graduates of nursing programs who are awaiting registration (graduate nurses).
community health nurse
public health nurse
Occupations in this group are characterized by the following aptitudes, interests and worker functions as they relate to main duties:
- General learning ability to provide health education and registered nursing care in public health units and through home visits
- Verbal ability to advise families on how to care for patients and create and maintain a healthy environment
- Form perception to detect patients' conditions and reactions to drugs and treatments, and to notice any significant changes in patients' general appearance
- Motor co-ordination and finger and manual dexterity to administer prescribed treatments to patients with mental and physical disorders, and to immunize patients
- Social interest in instructing to advise individuals and groups about health education and disease prevention, to teach maternal care, child care and other subjects related to individual and community welfare; and in participating in community needs assessment and program development
- Methodical interest in compiling information to keep patient records and to help prepare special studies; and in managing complex home care cases
- Directive interest in operating medical equipment to perform disease screening and administer treatments; and in assisting persons with social, emotional and other problems to secure aid through community resources
3Other sound discrimination
4Other body positions
1Upper limb co-ordination
L1Regulated inside climate
- Completion of a university, college or other approved registered nursing program is required.
- Additional academic training or experience is required to specialize in a specific area of nursing.
- Registration with a regulatory body is required in all provinces and territories.
Public health units
Registered nurses may progress to supervisory and managerial positions with experience.
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