Office of Nursing
Welcome to the Georgia Department of Public Health Office of Nursing. The Office of Nursing supports the delivery of public health nursing services to the people of Georgia by setting standards of practice, providing technical; assistance, direction and leadership and developing policies and guidelines consistent with the Georgia Nurse Practice Act, the Georgia Board of Nursing Rules and Regulations and best practices. The DPH Office of Nursing develops products and tools and services that are used by districts, counties and the State Office in helping to achieve the Public Health mission. The leadership provided by the Office of Nursing supports the changing role of public health and public health nursing within communities and within the Department of Public Health.
Public Health Nursing workforce is competent, caring, compassionate and is improving the health and safety of Georgians.
Provides leadership, guidance, technical assistance, and tools to assure that the practice of Public Health Nursing in Georgia is:
- Evidence- and competency-based;
- Consistent with the Georgia nurse practice acts, rules and regulations and scope of practice; and
- Focused on improving the health and safety of Georgians
History of Public Health Nursing in Georgia 1898-2002
Georgia public health nursing has a strong legacy of responding to the health needs of communities by providing clinical services to individuals and families, participating in community-based initiatives and making a difference in the health of populations. To recognize the first one-hundred years of service and to focus on the work of public health nurses as major partners for health, the Georgia Department of Public Health Office of Nursing convened a committee that developed this rich history. This document represents the first published history of Georgia public health nursing. It is a tribute to the public health nurses in Georgia who have pioneered, engineered and forged the way for the rest of us. We owe them a huge debt for building the public's trust and providing a guide for our current and future practice. This document offers wisdom about the past and inspiration for public health in the 21st century.
OFFICE OF NURSING
Georgia Department of Public Health
2 Peachtree Street, N.W., 9th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303
Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday
Page last updated 11/19/2019