Certified Occupational Health Nurse (COHN)
Definition - What does Certified Occupational Health Nurse (COHN) mean?
Safeopedia explains Certified Occupational Health Nurse (COHN)
Apart from minimizing risks and treating workplace accident victims, the COHN monitors the medical history of workers, and may examine or conduct medical tests on employees in order to determine whether unsafe working conditions are responsible for any abnormalities. The minimum qualification for entering a certification program is registration as a licensed nurse, a Diploma in Nursing and 3000 hours of workplace experience in occupational nursing. However, many COHNs have Masters Degree qualifications. In order to achieve certification, a 3 hour examination administered by the American Board of Occupational Health Nurses must be passed.
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