Public Health Nursing

Public Health Nursing

by Heide Cygan, DNP, RN

Public health refers to the collective actions a society enacts to ensure living conditions contribute to positive health outcomes. Public health nurses provide care to communities and populations to achieve these positive health outcomes.

As public health encompasses entire populations of individuals of all ages, an understanding of anatomy and physiology, as well as pediatrics and gerontology is required in order to effectively address the varied needs of diverse communities.

Every branch of nursing is influenced by public health policy and practice, therefore a solid understanding of the scope and role of public health nurses, as well as public health interventions and decision-making frameworks is essential to provide competent nursing care.

Course Details

  • Videos 42
  • Duration 5:06 h
  • Quiz questions 136
  • Concept Pages 0


Your Educators of course 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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Good lecture
By Nnaemeka E. on 10. September 2023 for Theory of Reasoned Action and Planned Behavior (Nursing)

Dr, Cyan really explained everything in great detail.I love her examples used when explaining each models.

Awesome explanation
By Veronica G. on 08. November 2022 for Modes of Transmission (Nursing)

Awesome and well explained, Please upload more videos, they are very helpful