Occupational & Environmental Health Nursing

The Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing (OEHN) program provides interdisciplinary public health graduate training. It is designed for nurses interested in the development, management, and evaluation of health services, programs, and policies that promote health and prevent work-related injuries and disease.

Become a leader dedicated to the health and safety of people at work, their families, and the general community.

Download the program brochure (PDF)

Tuition Assistance – NIOSH Training Grants

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) provides funding for tuition and fees for eligible full- and part-time MPH students and a partial stipend for eligible full-time students through the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety(MCOHS). Students have been funded through the MCOHS for more than three decades; however, awards are dependent on annual funding approval from NIOSH.

Why Minnesota?

  • New perspective: Developing your knowledge of public health will change your nursing practice.
  • Unique: The Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing program is one of a few programs nationwide that is taught in a school of public health and focused on a population (versus an individual) health perspective.
  • Interdisciplinary: Learning with students in medicine, policy, industrial hygiene, research, injury prevention, toxicology, and management provides a common ground that will make communication and collaborations with future colleagues easier.
  • Opportunities: Educational opportunities in our program are significant for those who are dedicated to improving global, environmental, and occupational health for all populations.

Application Deadline

Scholarship Consideration Deadline: December 1
Final Deadline: June 15

OEHN alumna Lucy Carlson
"My educational experience at the U of M opened my mind to topics, ideas, and ways of thinking that I never knew existed, and it brought me to the field of occupational and environmental health nursing which I find amazingly interesting." –Lucy F. Carlson, Occupational Health Specialist, 3M Medical Department
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