Announcement Date : Jan 9 , 1980Categories: 1980s

The title Public Health Nurse is changed to “Community Health Nurse.” The DPH advises nurses in preparation for media interviews to say that it was changed in order to “reflect the broad scope of the services and community contacts of the nurse” and to remove the stigma that some may feel toward the word “public” which they believe had been traditionally associated with programming for the poor and therefore may prevent some from using their services [PANS, RG 25, Vol. 603, File 14].