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The Field Training for Rural Public Health Nurses


by Jane C. Allen 1925

For some time the department had been conscious of a definite and insistent need for a special preparation for rural nursing. Just as in the early years of public health nursing itself, when the desirability of additional preparation subsequent to hospital training was not at first recognized, so in rural nursing,a new development in public health nursing which dates back, as a nation-wide movement, as recently as the World War,it was thought that anyone equipped with special training or experience in public health nursing, or, all too often, with no background of preparation whatever, would be able to handle a rural job sufficiently well. Experience, however, has been demonstrating, not only to the nurses themselves, but to the communities engaging in nursing projects, that in this field, also, special preparation is essential for maximum success.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 26 Number 8, 1925, p. 649-659
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 5963, Date Accessed: 10/20/2017 5:49:13 PM

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