How to become an occupational health nurse
You can get into this job through an apprenticeship or by working towards this role.
If you're a qualified registered nurse or midwife, you might be able to do a specialist community public health nurse degree apprenticeship.
This usually takes a year and 6 months to complete and is a mix of learning at work and academic study at an accredited university.
To do this apprenticeship, you'll need:
- to be a registered nurse
You can apply to become an occupational health nurse if you're already a registered nurse and have the support of your employer.
You'll need to do an approved programme in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing - Occupational Health Nursing (SCPHN - OHN).
There's usually no minimum amount of post-registration experience needed. However entry requirements can vary between universities who offer the programme.