Learning public health nursing in urban, rural, and border counties of Texas

Elizabeth Reifsnider, Linda Hook, Pam Muennink, Dorothy J. Vogt

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A partnership between the 3 types of public health agencies present in South Texas was created to allow baccalaureate nursing students to increase their understanding of public health through clinical experiences in a city/county health department, a rural county health department, and a regional health department. The students assessed the health of a selected population, identified factors affecting the health of the selected population, gained skills in community participation and decision making, worked with community partners and other public health professionals, and functioned as members of a team of public health practitioners in promoting, protecting, and maintaining the health of the public in Bexar, Medina, and Val Verde Counties of Texas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)282-290
Number of pages9
JournalFamily and Community Health
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Baccalaureate nursing education
  • Public health nursing
  • South Texas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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