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The College of Nursing and the College of Public Health offer an Interdisciplinary concurrent degree (Environmental and Occupational Health MPH/MS) Master's program in Occupational Health Nursing/Adult Nurse Practitioner. This program provides training to prepare advanced occupational health nurses for practice at diverse work settings, including direct clinical practice and occupational health program development, administration and management. The student concurrently earns two degrees: a Master of Science (MS) from the College of Nursing as an Occupational Health Nurse Practitioner and Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP) and the Master of Public Health (MPH) from the College of Public Health in Environmental and Occupational Health. The Program is open to RN's with a baccalaureate degree in nursing or another discipline.

Graduates are qualified for State of Florida licensures as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) in adult health and may apply to take the American Nurses Association Credentialing Examination in adult health nursing. The occupational health nursing courses also fulfill some of the educational requirements for taking the Occupational Health Nursing Certification examination.

Occupational Health Nursing trainees complete core courses in nursing and public health and specialty courses in adult primary care and occupational health/occupational health nursing. Students have opportunities for interdisciplinary learning experiences with other occupational health specialty disciplines in industrial hygiene, occupational medicine, safety and toxicology. Both full-time and part-time enrollment is available. Many nursing and public health core courses are offered online. Tuition/fee payments are available for both full-time and part-time matriculated students and stipends for full-time students pending available monies.

Catalog Information and Program of Study

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Program of Study by Year

 USF Guidelines on choosing a Program of Study

The USF Tampa Graduate Catalog, including college and program requirements, and program and course descriptions, is available on the web at Each Catalog is published and in effect for the academic term(s) noted on the title page.

Student’s Program Degree Requirements

In order to graduate, students must meet all requirements specified in the USF Catalog of their choice, except as noted below. As the University is dynamic, changes and updates to the catalog are anticipated. In contract to major requirements, which are tied to a specific catalog, all students must comply with University policies and procedures that come into effect each catalog year.

  • Students cannot choose a USF Catalog published prior to admission (or readmission) or during an academic year in which they did not complete at least two terms. If a student is dropped from the system and must be reinstated, the student’s choice of Catalog is limited to the USF Catalog in effect at the time of readmission or any one Catalog published during their continuous re-enrollment.
  • If state law or certification requirements change, the student must comply with the most current standard or criteria.
  • If the College or Department makes fundamental changes to the program that necessitates changes in the degree requirements of enrolled students, the needs of those students will be explicitly addressed in the proposal for change and scrutinized by the Office of Graduate Studies.
  • USF policies and procedures not related to degree requirements such as academic grievance procedures, student conduct code and other procedural processes and definitions may be updated each year and the student will be held to the most current catalog and procedures available.
  • USF does not commit itself to offer all the courses, programs, and majors listed in this Catalog. If the student cannot meet all of the graduation requirements specified in the Catalog of choice as a result of decisions and changes made by the University, appropriate substitutions will be determined by the program to ensure that the student is not penalized.

Contact Information

Candace M. Burns, PhD, ANP, ARNP
Director, Occupational Health Nursing
University of South Florida College of Nursing
HSC 22 12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. Tampa, FL 33612
Cell Phone: 813-245-4550

Helen Acree Conlon, DNP, MS, MPH, ARNP, COHN-S
Deputy Director, Occupational Health Nursing
University of South Florida College of Nursing
HSC 22 12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. Tampa, FL 33612

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