Special Features: Clinical Concepts
The Quad Council Practice Competencies for Public Health Nursing
Article first published online: 8 NOV 2013
© 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Public Health Nursing
Volume 30, Issue 6, pages 519–536, November/December 2013
How to Cite
Swider, S. M., Krothe, J., Reyes, D. and Cravetz, M. (2013), The Quad Council Practice Competencies for Public Health Nursing. Public Health Nursing, 30: 519–536. doi: 10.1111/phn.12090
- Issue published online: 8 NOV 2013
- Article first published online: 8 NOV 2013
- public health nursing competencies;
- public health nursing education;
- public health nursing practice;
- public health nursing standards
This article describes the most recent efforts by the Quad Council of Public Health Nursing organizations to review and revise the competencies for PHN practice, and highlights the implications of these competencies for practice, education, and research. The Quad Council is a coalition of four nursing organizations with a focus on public health nursing and includes the Association of Community Health Nursing Educators; the Association of Public Health Nursing (known prior to July 1, 2012 as the Association of State and Territorial Directors of Nursing); the Public Health Nursing section of the American Public Health Association; and the Council on Economics and Practice of the American Nurses' Association. The Quad Council competencies are based on the Council on Linkages competencies for public health professionals and were designed to ensure that public health nursing fits in the domain of public health science and practice.