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The office of Nursing Service, within the division of Community and Family Health, is responsible for the support of Oklahoma's public health nurses by providing clinical practice physician approved protocols, continuing education and training opportunities, performance improvement activities, and professional development.

Public health nurses comprise the largest segment of Oklahoma's public health workforce with over 500 registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and advanced practice nurses. Our nurses, located in local county health departments, provide a variety of direct clinical services such as administering vaccinations, treatment and investigation of reportable communicable disease, family planning services, breast and cervical cancer screening, and home visitation for first-time mothers. Public health nurses also provide population-based services that strive to improve the health status of their communities.  These services include disaster preparedness and response, disease outbreak investigation, health fair activities, presentations on healthy lifestyle behaviors for schools and community groups, participating in community coalitions, and accreditation activities.

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Contact Information:

Nursing Services
1000 NE 10th Street, Room 509
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
Phone:  (405) 271-5183
Fax: (405) 271-1897 

Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the Mission of Nursing Service?
A: To promote, protect, and preserve the health of our citizens through optimal public health nursing services, leadership, education, and advocacy.

Q: What is the Vision of Nursing Service?
A: Optimal well-being of the citizens of Oklahoma through health promotion, and disease and injury prevention.

Q: What clinical services do the OSDH Nursing Service Division provide?
A: OSDH Nursing Service does not provide clinical services at the central office. A variety of clinical services are provided in the county health departments.

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