Throughout the history, community health nurses have been an integral part of the health promotion and disease prevention activities as well as health care reform. With the evolving health care system and challenges that clients face in the community, the importance and necessity of community health nurses continues. Community health nursing is a concise yet comprehensive text designed for nursing students and practicing nurses to provide a foundation in community health nursing practice. The text builds on knowledge and skills common to all nurses, including nursing process, nursing theory, communication process, human development, and nursing care of individuals. It provides for the reader to critically apply the knowledge presented and to learn how to seek answers to question that arise.