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 could do a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse Level 7 Degree Apprenticeship.
This usually takes a year and 6 months to complete and is a mix of learning at work and study at an accredited university.
To do this apprenticeship, you'll need:
- to be a registered nurse
You could apply to become an occupational health nurse if you're already a registered nurse and have the support of your employer.
You could take a qualification like 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.
- you'll need to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council
You can find out more about how to become an occupational health nurse from Health Careers.