Occupational Health Nursing (OHN)

Provide for and deliver health and safety programs and services to workers, worker populations and community groups. Promote and restore health, prevent illness and injury, and protect against work-related injuries and environmental hazards.

Occupational Health Nurses (OHNs) are in demand, and the need for specially prepared nurses in occupational health is increasing. OHNs help to maximize workers’ health and productivity, reducing illnesses and injuries, while controlling costs. OHNs find great personal fulfillment and satisfaction in this challenging and rewarding profession.

The University of Michigan’s Occupational Health Nursing concentration, based in the School Of Nursing, offers specialty training for nurses interested in maximizing workers’ health and productivity and decreasing illnesses and injuries while controlling costs.

OHNs are employed by:

  • Businesses
  • Industry
  • Government agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Their own businesses
  • Colleges and universities
Multiple career options:

  • Clinical practice
  • Health services administration
  • Higher education
  • Research

year partnership with NIOSH

student graduates

Watch an informational video about the program


For more information:

Contact the OHN Director, Marie-Anne Rosemberg ( or visit the OHN Program website.

Student Funding Opportunities

We receive funding support from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.