Occupational Health Nursing (OHN) Concentration

The Occupational Health Nursing concentration may be added to the following Masters programs:
 

Concentration Focus

Occupational and environmental health nursing education fuses theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the areas of nursing, public health, and business to provide essential training for those who will occupy professional positions in creating and maintaining a safe and healthful work environment.
 
The occupational health nursing concentration at the University of Michigan is part of the University of Michigan Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering.  This education and research center, funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), offers traineeships in the form of tuition support and stipends to eligible students.
 

Concentration Objectives

  • Occupational and environmental health nursing provides for and delivers health and safety programs and services to workers, worker populations, and community groups. 
  • The concentration focuses on the promotion and restoration of health, the prevention of illness and injury, and protection against work-related injuries and environmental hazards.
 

Applying to the Occupational Health Nursing Concentration

Applicants to the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner or Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner programs may elect the Occupational Health Nursing concentration. If offered admission to the U-M School of Nursing, interested applicants should submit a “Concentration Election Form” to the Office of Student Academic and Multicultural Affairs. Students that have accepted the offer of admission are assigned an experienced faculty advisor that will help them determine the sequencing of the concentration coursework. Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner and Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner students that choose to elect the Occupational Health Nursing concentration must take 12 credits of additional coursework to fulfill the concentration in addition to all required courses to complete the Master’s program.
 
For information on U-M School of Nursing Master's admission requirements and application details, please visit:  Master's Program - Admissions.
 

Concentration Requirements

The Occupational Health Nursing concentration available to the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP and Family NP students includes 12 credit hours in interdisciplinary occupational health and public health courses, including occupational and environmental health, occupational diseases, ergonomics, and safety.
 
Additional Courses Required for the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner or Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner
Occupational Health Concentration
Course Number

Course Name

Course CreditsTerm Offered
EHS501Occupational Environmental Disease2Fall
EHS550Introduction to Occupational and Environmental Health2Fall
EHS556Occupational Ergonomics2Winter
EHS796Responsible Conduct of Research1Fall and Winter
 N591 Occupational Safety3Winter
N572Current and Emerging Issues in Occupational Health Nursing2Spring/Summer
 
For questions, please contact:  sn-mastersadmissions@umich.edu