Education for Public Health Nurses
Public Health Nurses (PHN) must possess a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree. There are many schools throughout New York State that offer a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Please visit the American Association of Colleges of Nursing web site and New York State Nursing Programs webpage at NYSED.gov to find out more about these programs, many of which offer concentrations in public health or community health nursing.