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Occupational Health Nurse Practitioner

Curriculum

There are two tracks offered in the Occupational Health Nurse Practitioner Curriculum:

  • Nursing MS Degree Track: Occupational Health & Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner.
  • Dual MS/MPH Degree Track: MS degree in Occupational Health & Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner & MPH degree in Public Health.

Both tracks have course work in the College of Nursing and courses in collaboration with the College of Public Health.

Nursing MS Degree Track: Occupational Health & Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Total credit hours: 61

The following courses in the College of Nursing and College of Public Health comprise the 61-credit master's degree program.

College of Nursing Courses – 49 Credits

Course Code Title Credits Clock Hours
NGR 6002C Advanced Health Assessment Across the Lifespan 4
NGR 6064C Advanced Diagnostics and Procedures 3
NGR 6152 Advanced Physiology & Pathophysiology 4
NGR 6172 Pharmacology for Advanced Practice 4
NGR 6638 Health Promotion Theory & Strategies Across the Lifespan 3
NGR 6733 Organizational Professional Dimensions of Nursing Practice 3
NGR 6803 Research and Evidence-Based Practice 3
NGR 6893 Systems and Populations in Health Care 3
NGR 6650 Occupational Health Nursing I 2
NGR 6651 Occupational Health Nursing II 2
NGR 6207C Health Management of Adults & Older Adults I 6 180
NGR 6244C Health Management of Adults & Older Adults II 6 180
NGR 6291C Health Management of Adults & Older Adults: Special Topics 6 180
Total 49 540

College of Public Health Courses – 12 Credits

Course Code Title Credits Clock Hours
PHC 6360 Safety Principles and Practices 2
PHC 6364 OR PHC 6945 Plant Operations Interdisciplinary Field Experience OR EOH Field Experience course 2 Field 1 day/week
PHC 6356 Industrial Hygiene 2
PHC 6351 Occupational Medicine 3
PHC 6977 Special Project 3
Total 12

Dual MS/MPH Degree Track: MS degree in Occupational Health & Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner & MPH degree in Public Health

Total credit hours: 80

The following courses in the College of Nursing and College of Public Health comprise the 80 credit dual degree program.

College of Nursing Courses - 49 Credits

Course Code Title Credits Clock Hours
NGR 6002C Advanced Health Assessment Across the Lifespan 4
NGR 6064C Advanced Diagnostics and Procedures 3
NGR 6152 Advanced Physiology & Pathophysiology 4
NGR 6172 Pharmacology for Advanced Practice 4
NGR 6638 Health Promotion Theory & Strategies Across the Lifespan 3
NGR 6733 Organizational Professional Dimensions of Nursing Practice 3
NGR 6803 Research and Evidence-Based Practice 3
NGR 6893 Systems and Populations in Health Care 3
NGR 6650 Occupational Health Nursing I 2
NGR 6651 Occupational Health Nursing II 2
NGR 6207C Health Management of Adults & Older Adults I 6 180
NGR 6244C Health Management of Adults & Older Adults II 6 180
NGR 6291C Health Management of Adults & Older Adults: Special Topics 6 180
Total 49 540

College of Public Health Courses - 31 Credits

Course Code Title Credits Clinical Hours
PHC 6357 Environmental and Occupational Health 3
PHC 6000 Epidemiology 3
PHC 6050 Biostatistics I 3
PHC 6102 Principles of Health Policy Management 3
PHC 6423 Occupational Health Law 2
PHC 6360 Safety Principles and Practices 2
PHC 6364 OR PHC 6945 Plant Operations Interdisciplinary Field Experience OR EOH Field Experience course 2 Field 1 day/week
PHC 6356 Industrial Hygiene 2
PHC 6351 Occupational Medicine 3
PHC 6354 Occupational Health and Safety Administration 2
PHC 6977 Special Project 3
PHC 6936 Public Health Capstone 3

For Master's students without a BS in Nursing, additional bridge coursework will be required.


As approved by Graduate Council 04/16/2012, effective Fall 2012. Dual MS/MPH Degree approved by Graduate Council 12/03/2012, effective Spring 2013. Will be published in 2013-2014 USF Graduate Catalog.