Academic Programs

Occupational Health Nursing


To provide interdisciplinary education and training in occupational health nursing and encourage research in occupational and environmental health and related fields to promote worker health and safety.


A Master of Public Health (MPH) degree with a concentration in occupational health nursing is offered. This academic program is part of the Public Health Leadership Program and is the only nursing accredited program of its kind in a school of public health. The Program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. (NLNAC), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30326; 404-975-5000.

Program Director

Bonnie Rogers, DrPH, COHN-S, LNCC, FAAN
Director, NC Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Center
Director, Occupational Health Nursing Program
Gillings School of Global Public Health
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Campus Box 7502
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7502
Phone: 919-966-1765

Occupational Health Nursing Program Area--Distance Masters Degree in Public Health Leadership

Occupational Health Nursing Program Area--Residential Masters Degree in Public Health Leadership

Occupational Health Nursing Certificate

The Occupational Health Nursing Certificate is an academic program of study. Students take 11-12 credits in coursework that has been specially developed for distance education. All credits earned are completely transferable as part of the requirements for the completion of the OHN Concentration MPH degree. Students will be able to register, receive materials, interact with faculty, order books, and successfully complete this program while only traveling to campus once.  A connection to the Internet is all that is required!

The application deadline for Fall Semester is March 1. Please note there are limited spaces available in the program. Applying early will provide a better opportunity for admission.

Go to OHN Certificate

Susan Randolph, Program Coordinator
Phone:  919-966-0979

Last updated 07/13/2016