Master's Concentrations

Adult-Gerontolgy Primary Care / Occupational Health 

Be a Leader in Occupational Health!

Protecting the health of workers and the community is a very important and rewarding field. Occupational Health Nurse Practitioners’ primary focus is preventing work-related illnesses and injuries and protecting health and safety among workers. The USF College of Nursing has an out-of-the-box Occupational Health Nurse Practitioner master’s program designed for your success.

Dual Degree M.S. in Nursing / M.P.H. in Public Health with Nursing Concentration in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nursing / Occupational Health Nursing: OR Nursing MS Degree Track: Occupational Health & Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. Make a difference to individuals and groups of workers as a USF Occupational Health Nurse Practitioner!

Improve Health and Safety of Workers

Why Occupational Health?

Interdisciplinary training at a variety of work sites.

Why USF? 

USF is the fastest growing research university in the nation

Why USF Nursing? 

Nationally-renowned faculty with real world experience


"Occupational Health Nurse Practitioners are professionals trained at USF to seamlessly interact in interprofessional settings. USF OHNs have high national certification pass rates. Nationally there is a shortage of OHNs ensuring a constant need. In addition, many worksites have employee health, primary care clinics on site as an effective strategy to curb health care costs USF OHNs are well prepared to tackle the occupational health needs of today and tomorrow!"

Candace M. Burns, PhD, MS, ARNP
Professor, Concentration Director, Occupational Health


Our friendly admissions team is prepared to answer your questions and discuss with you the requirements for applying:

  • Bachelor’s degree (BS) with a major in Nursing from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Competitive GPA of 3.0 or higher on all upper level baccalaureate coursework
  • Evidence of current RN Licensure in good standing
Dual degrees applicants may have additional requirements from the College of Public Health.

If you are an RN with a bachelor degree in a major other than nursing, you may also apply. Additional course requirements may apply, and our admissions team will be happy to discuss this option.

What People are Saying:

"The USF MS/ MPH Dual Degree Program prepared me as a leader in occupational safety and health and overall population health. The faculty in both the Colleges of Nursing and Public Health challenged me, nurtured me. My education and experiences have equipped me to become one of the next generation of nurse leaders. Exposure to numerous educational and research opportunities has provided me a strong foundation to pursue post-master’s study. The interdisciplinary interactions prepared me for national level leadership responsibilities. I am proud to be a Bull Nurse."

Joseph Bertulfo, MS, MPH, NP-C
National Centers for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

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