Occupational Health Nurses are registered nurses who play a vital role in workplace wellness. Their exciting role encompasses health promotion, health maintenance, and the prevention of illness and injury in the workplace.
If you are seeking a role in nursing where you will work independently as well as in collaboration with others, and where you will advocate for workers to improve workplace health and safety - this career is for you.
To enroll in this program you must be a graduate of a recognized bachelor of nursing program, and be licensed and currently registered with the registered nurses' licensing body in the province where you will participate in clinical practice education.
Why Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Saskatchewan Polytechnic's post-graduate certificate in Occupational Health Nursing will prepare you for the pace and pressures experienced by a nurse working in industry. Best of all, the program is available online, which allows you to study at a time, pace, and location that is convenient for you.
Your specialized studies will focus on:
- assessing workers, and disabilities
- exploring safety systems
- assessing hazards
- creating safe work environments
- managing projects
- providing nursing leadership in the workplace
Your studies will be based on the latest, evidence-informed practice for the specialty. You will have an opportunity to apply theory and demonstrate critical thinking, problem solving and skill mastery in a simulated lab setting.
Your learning experience culminates with an 80-hour field work opportunity in an industry setting, where you will apply what you have learned and will be mentored by an employed registered nurse.