Haywood nurses completes five-week intensive course

Haywood nurses completes five-week intensive course

Sarah Banks, Emily Jenkins, Kelly Martin-Hicks, Abigail Clark, Heather Koonce and Sarah Keener at Haywood County Health and Human Services Agency have successfully completed the N.C. Credentialed Public Health Nurse Course.

Led by Public Health Director Sarah Banks, the team has demonstrated commitment and excellence in advancing their knowledge and skills in public health nursing. 

The course, designed as a five-week program, provides participants with access to current evidence-based fundamental public health and public health nursing information. It plays a crucial role in supporting the agency’s commitment to fostering a robust and inclusive public health workforce. 

“The successful completion of the NCCPHN Course is a significant achievement for our Public Health Team,” said Sarah Banks, Public Health Director. “This accomplishment reflects their dedication to advancing public health knowledge and reinforces our collective commitment to maintaining a high standard of healthcare services for our community.” 

The NCCPHN Course aims to equip participants with the foundational knowledge, skills, attitudes and judgments associated with the roles and functions of governmental public health nurses. By enhancing participants’ ability to apply the public health lens to their nursing practice, the course empowers them to integrate both medical and public health models into their daily work. 

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