Public health nurses' graduate education decision making processes.

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Summary of "Public health nurses' graduate education decision making processes."

A well-educated public health workforce is needed to improve population health. Although nurses constitute the largest number of U.S. public health professionals, those holding graduate degrees remain low. This study describes public health nurses' (PHNs) perspectives on graduate school decision-making processes.


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Name: Journal of professional nursing : official journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
ISSN: 1532-8481
Pages: 300-307


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