WHO is a Public Health Nurse?

WHAT does PHNAC mean to you?

HOW do we practice in Colorado?

A public health nurse is a leader in public health, using nursing, social, and public health sciences to improve the health of individuals, families, communities, and populations.
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The Public Health Nurses Association of Colorado is the nursing association for professional nurses who are committed to the advancement of public health nursing. 
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The Public Health Nurse Practice Council represents and promotes public health nursing practice within Colorado through a strong and unified statewide voice
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Register for the 2015 Conference

 

Support the Winter Conference by donating to the Silent Auction! All donations sustain the PHNAC Scholarship fund. Find out more and donate via the form.


The 2010 Institute Of Medicines’ Future of Nursing Report called for a push to Increase Diversity in Nursing. It states that, “A more diverse nursing workforce will lead to better communication, interaction and treatment for patients of all backgrounds”. The Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence with Support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is pleased to announce the next opportunity to address this important issue and develop strategies to increase diversity in our nursing workforce across the state.

Speakers feature Ms. Barbara Nichols MS RN FAAN, former president of ANA, as the keynote speaker for this event. Additional speakers will be Karren Kowalski RN, PhD, NEA_BC, ANEF, FAAN and Ruby Martinez RN, MS, PhD.

Lunch is provided.

Find out more and register today. Registration deadline is February 11th.


Congratulations to the 2014 PHNAC Award winners!

Exemplary Frontier Public Health Nurse: Susan Kelly, Lincoln County Public Health; Trish McClain, Northeast Colorado Health Department

Lillian Wald Award: Tsering K Dorjee, (formerly) Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

New Public Health Nurse of the Year: Andrea Mujica, Tri-County Health Department

PHNAC Award for Excellence: Martha Hubbard, Teller County