Academic Calendar

Occupational Health Nursing

Program Requirements

OCCH 300Introduction to Occupational Health Nursing 13
OCCH 301Occupational Environments 14
OCCH 302Occupational Health Screening 14
OCCH 303Field Experience in Occupational Health Nursing 12
OCCH 304Occupational Health Program Development 13
OCCH 305Disability Management 13
OCCH 306Trends and Issues in Occupational Health 13
OCCH 307Occupational Toxicology 13
OCCH 308Occupational Health Surveillance 13
OCCH 309Occupational Health Nursing: Final Project 12
University Level English 13
Total Credits33

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.

Course Substitutions

Credit Earned in: May Be Substituted for Credit in Program Course:
ENGL 102 OR ENGL 100 ENGL 111 OR ENGL 108

Program Regulations

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 (Program Time Limits policy).

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.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Occupational Health Nursing program, graduates will:

1. Assess the work environment and activities and apply principles of hazard identification, evaluation, and control.

2. Design, implement, manage, and evaluate workplace health and safety programs that are consistent with legislative requirements.

3. Apply principles of current management, business, and organizational theories when directing the occupational health program.

4. Establish and communicate the mission, vision, values, and goals of occupational and environmental health programs and services.

5. Develop, implement, and review policies, programs, and procedures for employee health surveillance and intervention.

6. Provide and coordinate ability and case management.

7. Provide assessment and care to minimize the effects of illness and injury of employees.

8. Plan, implement, and evaluate health promotion and disease prevention strategies and programs in the workplace.

9. Establish and maintain an employee health information system in a secure and confidential manner, according to company policy and statutory requirements.

10. Use an ethical framework as a guide in practice.

Admission Requirements

Applicants may be admitted to the following:

Regular Admission

To be evaluated through the Office of the University Registrar

Applicants must be actively registered as a Registered Nurse in Canada or licensed as a nurse in another country, and have received a practicing permit from their professional provincial jurisdiction.

Additional Admission Criteria

All applicants must meet the following:

1. English Language Proficiency

To be evaluated through the Office of the University Registrar

Applicable to All Admission Categories

All applicants must meet an acceptable level of English language proficiency. We will require official documents such as high school or post-secondary transcripts or proof of successful completion of standardized language evaluation. Full details are available in MacEwan University’s academic calendar or online at