Public Health Nurse

What is?

Public health nurse is a registered nurse or a midwife, who holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing and trained in areas like health protection and sexual health.

What do you do as a public health nurse?

• Visiting homes or public health facilities to provide medical services and mental health treatment
• Instructing patients and their families following treatments
• Arranging rehabilitation or convalescent care following surgery or injury
• Participating in educational sessions and other community outreach opportunities.


How many years does it take to become a public health nurse?

It takes three years for a nurse to earn a nursing degree.

How can I be a public health nurse?

First of all you need to earn your nursing or midwifery degree and register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Then you need to continue with the specialised training on health protection and sexual health.

How much does a public health nurse make a year?
The median annual salary of a public health nurse is £29,140. Depending on experience a public health nurse earns an annual salary of £21,532 – £37,140.

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