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Occupational Health Nursing RN (Certificate)

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Durham College Certificate

Durham College Certificate

Program Description

Occupational Health Nursing (OHN) provides integrated occupational health and safety services to employers and employees. The courses in this program will enhance the knowledge and skills of experienced occupational health nurses and will assist with meeting the application qualifications for the Canadian Nurses Association specialty certification examination (COHN-C).

Admission Requirements

  • Current registration as a Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario.
  • You must maintain an overall average of 60% or a GPA of 2.0 in order to graduate
  • A minimum of 25% of courses must be completed through Durham College.

Program Admission

  • Only original or certified copies of academic records will be accepted. In order for transcripts to be considered official, they must bear an original seal/stamp and/or official signature from an appropriate signatory. We do not accept photocopies or photos as this will make them unofficial as the school seal will not show.
  • Official transcripts must be sent by the issuing institution via email or an official credit service such as MyCreds™ – a secure digital credential platform that allows you to access and share the documents from anywhere in the world and at any time.
  • You can learn more about MyCreds™, including privacy and security, at MyCreds™.ca
  • For more information on admissions click here.

Click to access the Program Admission Form

This form must be submitted and an Admission Acceptance Letter received prior to registering for any courses.

Please note – The courses within this certificate program have been developed to align with the rules and regulations of the province of Ontario.

Program Of Study

Students are required to print or save a copy of the Program of Study when beginning the program. This document contains critical details about program progression and graduation requirements specific to the academic year in which your program was started.

Click to access the Program of Study for the current academic year.

Students who began this program prior to the current academic year may contact the Professional and Part-Time Learning office at or 905-721-3052 to obtain your Program of Study and graduation requirements.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be equipped to:

  • Complete all tasks associated with occupational health nursing in accordance with all relevant laws, legislation, ethical and workplace best practices
  • Develop and/or recommend approaches to the awareness, treatment, and prevention of workplace hazards
  • Apply an understanding of the history and biomechanical principles of ergonomics to workstation and/or task analysis and design
  • Conduct comprehensive physical assessments on a variety of individuals
  • Design and implement health promotion programs and strategies in the workplace

Career Options

Potential career and industry options may include:

  • Occupational Health Nurse in diverse organizational settings with a focus on providing health services to the organization's employees

Program Related Questions? Call 905.721.3052

If you are interested in applying for financial aid, please visit the Professional and Part-Time Learning OSAP Eligibility webpage.

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