Occupational Health Nursing
Faculty of Nursing
Occupational Health Nursing (OHN) focuses on protecting workers from hazards in their work, promoting workers’ health, preventing illness and injuries and placing workers in jobs suited to their physical, mental and psychosocial abilities. The broad scope of practice encompasses the application of theoretical principles in management, health assessment, health education, counselling, occupational hygiene, toxicology, program development, information management, primary care, emergency response, disability management and client advocacy.
This 30-credit program is offered via online distance delivery, which allows students to study while they maintain their personal and professional obligations. In combination with required clinical hours this program prepares graduates to write the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) Occupational Health Nursing certification exam.
There is a broad spectrum of employment opportunities for a qualified OHN. Prospective places of employment include the manufacturing, food processing, petrochemical and mining industries, as well as health care agencies, government offices and educational institutions.
Program of Study
|Course ID||Course Name||Credits|
|OCCH 300||Introduction to Occupational Health Nursing 1||3|
|OCCH 301||Occupational Environments 1||4|
|OCCH 302||Occupational Health Screening 1||4|
|OCCH 303||Field Experience in Occupational Health Nursing 1||2|
|OCCH 304||Occupational Health Program Development 1||3|
|OCCH 305||Disability Management 1||3|
|OCCH 306||Trends and Issues in Occupational Health 1||3|
|OCCH 307||Occupational Toxicology 1||3|
|OCCH 308||Occupational Health Surveillance 1||3|
|OCCH 309||Occupational Health Nursing: Final Project 1||2|
The minimum passing grade for this course is a C-.
The minimum passing grade for a course at MacEwan University is a D unless otherwise noted next to the appropriate course in the program of study.
|Credit Earned in:||May Be Substituted for Credit in Program Course:|
|ENGL 102 OR ENGL 100||ENGL 111 OR ENGL 108|
Program Time Limit - Exemption
A student in Occupational Health Nursing has four years from the first day of the term of acceptance to complete all requirements to be eligible for a credential (C2075 Program Time Limits).
Program Graduation Regulations
Active Registered Nurse License
Students must meet the specific registered nurse requirements as set out in the admission criteria for the duration of the program or they may be required to withdraw from the program. Prior to graduation students are required to complete a three-credit English course.