Community Nursing Centers
These standards serve to advance the recognition of community nursing center services as the first level of contact between vulnerable populations and community based health care delivery systems. The Community Nursing Center Standards establish guidelines for the provision of care by organizations providing services for improving the health status of individuals, families, and communities through direct access to nursing and nursing models of care as close as possible to the community where clients reside. These standards are applicable to all types of services provided in community based settings such as wellness centers, comprehensive primary health care, and special care centers.
Who Should Apply:
Organizations providing services directly to consumers through a community nursing center model.
The combined focus of the Community Nursing Center and Core Standards of Excellence ensures compliance with all local, state, Federal and industry regulatory requirements that address and protect the privacy, health and safety of clients, employees and communities.