A message from Dr. Susan Little, Interim Chief Public Health Nurse, NC Division of Public Health:
North Carolina Public Health Nursing has had a rich history of leadership in the Office of Public Health Nursing at the North Carolina Division of Public Health. Many of you remember recent Chief Public Health Nurse Dr. Joy F. Reed, EdD, MSN, RN, FAAN who led the office from 1995 to 2014. Upon Dr. Reed’s retirement, Phyllis Mangum Rocco, MPH, BSN, RN took the helm from 2014 to 2019. Now with Phyllis’ retirement, Dr. Susan Haynes Little, DNP, MSN, RN, PHNA-BC, CPH, CPHQ, CPM will serve in the interim Chief Public Health Nurse role starting October 1, 2019, until a permanent appointment is determined.
Dr. Little shares that she hopes to “provide a seamless transition between permanent Chief Public Health Nurses by continuing to provide the support that state and local public health nursing leaders and staff are accustomed to from the Office of Public Health Nursing.”
Dr. Little has worked in public health nursing since 1996 and has been with the NC Division of Public Health, Office of Public Health Nursing and Local Technical Assistance and Training Branch since 2012. She currently serves as the Manager of Public Health Nursing, Administrative, and Financial Consultation for the Branch.
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