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  • Belinda E. Puetz

    1. Ph.D., R.N., was a consultant for Continuing Education Unlimited when this paper was originally published in Public Health Nursing in 1984
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ABSTRACT Networking involves establishing and using contacts for information, support, and other assistance in order to achieve career goals. Public health nurses must understand the concept, process, and techniques of networking. There are do's and don'ts for effective networking, as well as methods of organizing nurses' networking efforts. The basics of this enjoyable and practical way to get ahead in the profession and to help others at the same time are presented. (Reprint of an original article by Belinda E. Puetz, Ph.D., R.N., consultant, Continuing Education Unlimited, originally published in Public Health Nursing, 1 (3), 174–177.)

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