The Public Health Nursing Institute for Continuing Excellence (PHNICE) serves NC Public Health Nurses by providing continuing education through the ANCC Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD) Accreditation Program. The PHNICE sits in the Office of the Chief Public Health Nurse.
The PHNICE provides high-quality, evidence-based continuing professional development that is timely and relevant to current public health nursing practice. Educational activities provided by the PHNICE are developed primarily to meet the educational needs of NC Public Health Nurses. However, we know that Public Health Nurses do not work in a vacuum. Therefore, our courses and content areas often meet the educational needs of other public health staff, including Advanced-Practice Practitioners (NPs and PAs), physicians, and other public health professionals. The PHNICE works independently and partners with public, private, academic, and other public health practice entities to jointly provide NCPD.
Lindsay Novacek, DNP, RN
Director, Public Health Nursing Institute for Continuing Excellence
Workforce Development Contract Administrator, Division of Public Health, Office of the Chief Public Health Nurse
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Or reach PHNICE staff by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The North Carolina Division of Public Health is launching a new course, the North Carolina Credentialed Public Health Nursing Course (NCCPHN), in August 2023. The course was piloted in Spring of 2023. Information about NCCPHN including upcoming dates, registration information, and more can be found at N.C. Credential Public Health Nurse Course.