Basic Concepts in Public Health Nursing

Basic Concepts in Public Health Nursing

by Heide Cygan, DNP, RN

Public health refers to the actions taken by society in an effort to create positive health outcomes. This course introduces learners to how nurses help populations achieve this goal. As this is an introductory course, no previous knowledge is required. As public health concepts can be applied on both a community and individual level, as well as throughout the continuum of life, a healthy understanding of these basic concepts is beneficial to all nurses, regardless if they choose to specialize in public health.

Course Details

  • Videos 6
  • Duration 0:46 h
  • Quiz questions 21
  • Concept Pages 0


Your Educators of course Basic Concepts in Public Health Nursing

 Heide Cygan, DNP, RN

Heide Cygan, DNP, RN

Dr. Heide Cygan is an Associate Professor at Rush University College of Nursing in Chicago, where she is also the co-program director of the Advanced Public Health Nursing and Transformative Leadership: Population Health DNP programs. Dr. Cygan is board certified Advanced Public Health Nurse.

Dr. Cygan received her BSN from the University of Michigan and her DNP from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

For her professional achievements, she earned the Education MVP award from Rush University in 2019 and was named one of the 40 under 40 Emerging Nurse Leaders by Illinois Nurses Foundation in 2018. Dr. Cygan believes that all nurses have a commitment to understand the impact they have on the health of the public, and strives to energize students to examine patient outcomes through a population health lens.

Within Lecturio, Dr. Cygan will teach a course on Public Health Nursing.

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