An Occupational Health Nurse provides preventative health care for people who work at hospitals and other medical facilities. They work closely with employers to insure that health and safety standards are met, and are instrumental in maintaining optimal employee health.
Things You'll Do:
- Develop safety programs at hospitals
- Document employee injuries or illnesses
- Appraise work environments
Your job characteristics:
Get YourBachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Pass YourNational Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN)
You can start working as a Registered Nurse.
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Get at least 3,000 hours of experience in occupational health.
Pass YourOccupational Health Nurse certification exam (COHN)
Become aCertified Occupational Health Nurse
Become an Advocate
Attending events and getting involved with the Campaign for Nursing’s Future helps fight the nursing shortage.
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- Public health clinics
- Private practices
How Much You
an average salary of$42K - $55Kfind salary by state
What Else You
- You’ll be trained to work in environmental health, disease management, employee treatment, emergency preparedness, health care services, rehabilitation and return-to-work issues.