BSC (Hons) Public Health Nursing (Occupational Health Nursing) qualifaction guide

OH staff with an interest in public health and who want to develop their knowledge in this field can now take a specialist course at London South Bank University (LSBU).

The course – BSc (Hons) Public Health Nursing (OH Nursing) – explores the role of the OH nurse in a public health agenda. Its aim is to prepare practitioners to take a proactive role in employee health management, health assessment, and risk management.

Students will also learn how to participate in change management within the workplace, and will need to take a period of professional supervision, as well as taking the taught component of the programme.

Graduates of the Public Health Nursing course can register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as specialist community public health nurses. Course units include: effect of health on work and work on health, evidence-based public health practice, occupational health nursing within a public health strategy, risk and health assessment in the occupational health setting, environmental impact, and leadership and management.

All applicants with an OH background are welcome to apply, particularly mature students. OH nurses who can demonstrate relevant life/work skills should also consider applying. Applications for part-time and postgraduate study should be made directly to LSBU, either online or by downloading an application form.

The course takes one year full-time, or two years part-time. Fees are £2,960 full-time, or £1,480 part-time.

For more information, contact Anne Harriss on

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