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Occupational Health Nursing

UIC College of Nursing Occupational Health Nursing Program

The Occupational Health Nursing Program is based in the Department of Public Health, Mental Health, and Administrative Nursing in the University of Illinois College of Nursing. The Master of Science Program prepares nurses for leadership and practitioner roles in occupational health practice. The Master of Science Program offers a training option in management and leadership and a training option for occupational health nurse practitioners. A Ph.D. program in occupational health nursing is also available for nurses pursuing advanced research training. The Occupational Health Nursing Program has seven faculty members with a wide spectrum of academic, clinical, and occupational health practice credentials and experience. The program has excellent contacts with practicing occupational health nurses in our region who provide trainees with training, research, and service opportunities. The Occupational Health Nursing Program provides the leadership for the Great Lakes Center's Fire Service Program which addresses the special occupational health needs of firefighters. Additional research interests of the faculty focus on ergonomics, musculoskeletal disorders, and health promotion.