Employment and Utilization of Masters-Prepared Community Health Nurses
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH
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The movement of health care out of the hospital and into the community has created a climate in which the knowledge and skills of masters-prepared community health nurses CHNs are sorely needed. Investigations focusing on the skills and knowledge of the CHN have relied primarily on the perceptions of potential employers and administrators, community health nursing leaders, or community health nurses with varying educational levels. However, studies have not examined utilization of the masters-prepared CHN. This descriptive study examined the employment patterns of masters-prepared CHNs and consequent skill and knowledge utilization on the job. Surveys were mailed out to 55 masters-prepared CHNs as identified by the Board of Nursing in six states Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Wyoming to determine current employment setting and the knowledge and skills utilized in that setting.
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