Occupational Health Nurse Career Guide

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An Occupational Health Registered Nurse (RN) specializes in promoting and maintaining the health, safety and well-being of employees in various work settings. These dedicated healthcare professionals play a pivotal role in preventing workplace injuries, providing health education and ensuring compliance with occupational health regulations.

Essential Job Functions:

Occupational Health RNs collaborate with employers to develop and implement health programs, conduct


Aspiring Occupational Health RNs need to complete an accredited nursing program, which can include a nursing diploma, Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN), or Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).

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Related certifications

Upon completion of their nursing education, individuals must pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) to obtain their RN license. While previous experience in occupational health may be beneficial, it is not always a prerequisite.

State licenses process and requirements

All 50 states require state licensure to become a professional nurse. Review the step-by-step process to obtain or renew your RN license in each one.
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Key skills for Staff and Travel Occupational Health RNs include strong clinical assessment abilities, knowledge of occupational health and safety regulations, effective communication and health promotion skills. They must be skilled in conducting health screenings, managing medical records and collaborating with employers and employees.

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Occupational Health RNs assess employee health, provide medical care for work-related injuries, administer vaccinations and conduct health and safety training. They collaborate with employers to implement health programs, perform health screenings and maintain accurate medical records. Additionally, they may assist with case management and facilitate return-to-work programs.

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Occupational Health Nurse

The average salary for a Occupational Health Nurse is $2,104.95 per week.

Last updated on October 2, 2023. Based on active jobs on Vivian.com.

Pros & Cons

Becoming an Occupational Health RN offers the opportunity to contribute to the health and safety of workers in various industries. It provides a chance to work closely with employers, employees and other healthcare professionals. This specialty often involves regular business hours and a focus on prevention and health promotion.

However, challenges may include addressing complex occupational health issues, dealing with work-related

Occupational Health Nurse Jobs

View job details for Fayetteville, NCTravel ContractFayetteville, NCTravel Nurse RN - Occupational HealthMedical Solutions$1,797/wk
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View job details for Vallejo, CATravel ContractVallejo, CATravel Nurse RN - Occupational HealthOneStaff Medical$1,555/wkEstimated pay package
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View job details for West Burlington, IATravel ContractWest Burlington, IATravel Nurse RN - Occupational HealthNurse First$2,437/wk
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View job details for St. Luke's Health SystemStaff PositionSt. Luke's Health SystemRegistered Nurse (RN) - Occupational HealthNampa, ID$35-55/hr
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