237748 100 Years of Public Health Nursing In Massachusetts

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Kitty Mahoney, RN, BSN, MS , Town of Framingham, Massachusetts Association of Public Health Nurses, Framingham, MA
I In October of 1910 legislation was passed in Massachusetts creating the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing. October of 2010 marked the Massachsuetts Board of Registration in Nursing 100th anniversary. In keeping with the spirit of Florence Nightingale and her inspiration to public health nursing, this abstract for a poster presentation honors one of her most famous quotes: “The work we are speaking of has to do with maintaining health by removing things which disturb it: dirt, damp, diet, drink and drain.” The poster display is a timeline of 10 decade long increments beginning in 1910 and ending with 2010. Each specific ten year time span highlights public health nursing delivery as it relates specifically to dirt, drink, diet, damp and drain. The poster is further highlighted in a color coded format and includes photographs with the intention for the presentation to be a visual experience in that timeline reference

Learning Areas:
Public health or related nursing

Learning Objectives:
Define the valuable contributions that PHNs have made over the past 100 years in Massachusetts to keep both the citizens and their communities healthy.

Keywords: Nurses, History

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: As President of the Massachusetts Association of Public Health Nurses, and Chief PHN for a Metrowest community and resident of the Commonwealth, my work and volunteer efforts are grounded in public health nursing and opportunities to advance our profession to colleagues and the public.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.