The book Community & Public Health Nursing: Promoting the Public Health is written by RN Allender, Judith Ann, RN Rector, Cherie, RN Warner, and Kristine D. Continuing a rich tradition begun by Barbara Spradley with the first edition of this book in 1981, the eighth edition of Community and Public Health Nursing: Promoting the Public’s Health introduces undergraduate nursing students to population-centered nursing in community settings ( for example, public health agencies). , schools, and other community health organizations). We are passionate about public health nursing and the immense power for good it can bring to individuals, families, and communities. We recognize that the majority of nursing students remain focused on acute care and will seek employment in hospital settings. To that end, throughout the book, we have endeavored to provide students with examples and information that will broaden their understanding of their patients and enable them to provide more effective nursing care wherever they are. When discharging a patient, it is important for the nurse to understand the patient’s unique circumstances and how to best work with the patient and family to prevent further illness and promote better health. Population-focused tools and interventions are needed in acute care as infection rates continue to rise and nurse-sensitive outcome indicators are closely monitored. In the process of learning public health nursing, we hope to ignite a spark in those nursing students who are interested in this nursing specialty and its rich history. Public health nurses often work in a more autonomous practice setting and are able to make a real impact on the overall health status of their communities through large-scale interventions and political advocacy. Nurses working in the community are important role models for social justice and are on the front lines of communicable disease prevention and control.
The book is designed to give students a basic foundation in the principles of public health nursing and to introduce them to key populations they can engage with while working in the community setting. Entry-level public health nurses may also find it a helpful resource as they begin to become familiar with their unique practice settings and target populations. The nexus of public health nursing lies in the use of public health principles along with science and nursing skills to promote health, prevent disease, and protect populations at risk. Throughout this book, we use the term community health nurse interchangeably with public health nurse to describe the professional who not simply “works in the community” (physically located outside the hospital setting, in the community), but which has a focus on nursing and public health sciences that inform its population-centered, community-based nursing practice.
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About the Author
Dr. Judith A. Allender has been a nurse since 1963. She taught nursing for 30 years, first at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio, and then at California State University, Fresno, where she retired as professor emeritus. Her experiences in nursing practice were varied. She has worked with surgical patients, in intensive care units, as a school nurse, in inpatient hospice, in-home care, and in community health nursing. She is the author of five nursing textbooks in addition to this one. During his long career, he received several awards. The fourth edition of this textbook received a Robert Wood Johnson Award for End-of-Life Care Content in 2001. She was voted RN of the Year in Education for California’s Central Valley in 1998. In 2005 she was listed in the San Joaquin Valley Nursing Center Hall of Fame. Currently, Dr. Allender was a consultant for a nonprofit immigrant and refugee center called Stone Soup of Fresno until 2010. She wrote a weekly health column for a local newspaper from 2002 to 2010. Her bachelor’s degree in nursing is from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, a master’s degree in guidance and counseling from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, a master’s degree in nursing from Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, and a doctorate in education from the University of Southern California. When she is not busy at home, she can be found traveling all over the world. She and her late husband have a blended family with 7 children, 14 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.
Dr. Cherie Rector is a Californian and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Nursing at California State University, Bakersfield. She served as Senior Lecturer in Community Health Nursing, Director of the School Nurse Credentials Program and the RN to BSN Program there, and was previously Coordinator of the School Nurse Credentials Program at California State University, Fresno, where she also taught community health nursing. , health education, and leadership. She has served as the Director of Allied Health and the Disabled Students Program at the College of the Sequoias. She has consulted for school districts and hospitals in the areas of child health, evidence-based practice, and research, and has practiced community health and school nursing, as well as neonatal nursing in the critical care setting. He currently consults with a local Magnet hospital on evidence-based practices and research. She has taught graduate courses in community health, vulnerable populations, research, family theories, interprofessional development, and school nursing. Her grants, research, publications, and presentations have focused primarily on child and adolescent health, school nursing, public health nursing, nursing education, and disadvantaged students. She earned an associate’s degree in nursing from the College of the Sequoias more than 40 years ago, and then a bachelor’s of science in nursing from the California Consortium of State Universities, Long Beach. She completed a Master of Nursing (Clinical Nurse Specialist, Community Health) and a School Nurse Credential from California State University, Fresno. His doctorate in educational psychology is from the University of Southern California. She is an active member of the American Public Health Association, the Western Institute of Nursing, and the Association of Community Health Nursing Educators. Dr. Rector and her husband have three adult children, seven grandsons, and two granddaughters.
Dr. Kristine Warner, also a California native, is a professor at California State University, Stanislaus, with a concentration in Community/Public Health Nursing. With over three decades in the Community/Public Health field, she has taught in nursing programs in both Pennsylvania and California. The undergraduate and graduate courses she has taught include community health nursing, nursing research, program planning and development, and health policy. Her nursing career began in pediatric and adult acute care, and she has practiced home care and public health in rural and urban settings. Her current professional interests include evidence-based practice, nursing education, emergency preparedness, and the health needs of vulnerable populations. His grants, research, publications, and presentations have focused on emergency preparedness, poverty, chronic disease, and nutrition. Dr. Warner is a retired Navy Nurse Corps Captain, ending a 29-year career of active and reserve duty in 2002. She was called to active duty and stationed in the Saudi Arabian desert during the First Gulf War as a Nursing Assistant in Charge of a 20-bed Medical Unit. She received her BSN from Harris College of Nursing, Texas Christian University, her MPH (Community Health Nursing) and MS (Community Health Nursing & Nursing Education) from the University of South Florida, and her Ph.D. in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Warner has three adult children and two grandchildren.
Overview of Community & Public Health Nursing: Promoting the Public Health
Community and Public Health Nursing is designed to provide students with a basic foundation in public health nursing principles while emphasizing aggregate-level nursing. While weaving meaningful examples from practice throughout the text, the authors instruct students on how to navigate between conceptualizing a population approach while still continuing to advocate and care for individuals, families, and aggregates. This highly illustrated, student-friendly text engages students and in doing so helps them easily apply public health principles along with the evidence-based practice, nursing science, and skills that promote health, prevent disease, and prevent disease. and protect patients at risk. populations! What the eighth edition of this text does best is to help students broaden the base of their knowledge and skills that they can use in both the community and critical care settings.
|Book Name||Community & Public Health Nursing: Promoting the Public Health|
|Author of Book||RN Allender, Judith Ann, RN Rector, Cherie, RN Warner, Kristine D|