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Expert Discusses New Data on America’s Public Health Nursing Workforce

Jun 28, 2013, 2:00 PM

A report funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and produced by the University of Michigan Center of Excellence in Public Health Workforce Studies is the first comprehensive assessment of the size, composition, educational background experience, retirement intention, job function and job satisfaction of nurses who work for state and local health departments.

Paul Kuehnert, MS, RN, CPNP, team director of Public Health at RWJF, and an alumnus of the RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows program, discusses the report’s findings.

This commentary originally appeared on the RWJF Human Capital Blog. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors.