JAN WENDT, A MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH NURSE WITH PUBLIC HEALTH
WCN: How would you describe a “day in the life” of a public health nurse?
I work with lots of people in different programs that help kids. A day in my role never seems to look the same! For example, I go to people’s homes and help pregnant women have healthy pregnancies and prepare to become great moms; then I help those same new moms (and sometimes new dads) become better parents. I occasionally teach teen parents at an alternative high school; and I visit day care centers and do health and safety checks.