Public Health Nursing Models and Theories

Public Health Nursing Models and Theories

by Heide Cygan, DNP, RN

Public health nurses use a variety of models and theories to assist communities in achieving positive health outcomes. This course introduces three different models nurses can use to guide their practice. An understanding of basic public health nursing concepts would assist the learner in fully comprehending this topic. These models and theories, although specific to public health, are valuable tools that every nurse should have access to as decision-making aids.

Course Details

  • Videos 5
  • Duration 0:38 h
  • Quiz questions 16
  • Concept Pages 0


Your Educators of course Public Health Nursing Models and Theories

 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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