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Occupational Health and Safety

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How do I apply to take the COHN/COHN-S Certification Exam?   A: Call the American Board for Occupational Health Nurses at 888-842-2646 or www.abohn.org. The application form is available online along with the criteria for sitting for the exam and exam locations.

Q:

What resources will I need to study for the COHN/COHN-S Certification Exam?   A:

In addition to our course manuals, Occupational Health and Safety Principles and Nursing Certification Review, it is suggested that you have:

  • Fundamentals of Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing: AAOHN Core Curriculum, 4th edition
  • The Online Study Guide for the Fundamentals of Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing: AAOHN Core Curriculum, 4th edition
  • Standards of Occupational Health Nursing
  • Code of Ethics

To order: AAOHN— 312-321-5173/www.aaohn.org
AAOHN Member prices are discounted and some publications are free. There is a cost to Nonmembers.

  • ABOHN Certification Self Assessment Test (CSAT); There are 2 volumes each for COHN  and COHN-S. Each volume contains 50 questions written in the format of the actual certification examination questions.

To order: ABOHN888-842-2646/www.abohn.org

Q:

I'm going to take the COHN/COHN-S Review Course. Do I need to bring any resources with me to class?   A: If you have a copy of the Fundamentals of Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing: AAOHN Core Curriculum, 4th edition, please bring it to the class.
Q: Do I need to be an RN to take this course?  

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No, the class is open to everyone.
Q: What resources will I receive at the class?  

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You will receive a copy of the two-volume course syllabus, Occupational Health and Safety Principles and Nursing Certification Review, handouts and Internet resource information.
Q: What time does the class start and end?  

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Class hours are 8:00a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Q: Can special courses be arranged for corporations or nursing chapters?  

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Yes. If you have 10 or more people interested in taking the course and would like to arrange a class, call 805-527-8988 for further information.
Q: Do I have to attend all the sessions to receive my CEUs?  

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Yes, you must attend the full program to receive Continuing Education Credits.
Q: How soon should I take a review course before I take the certification exam?  

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Individuals vary in how they study. Some like to begin their review a year before the exam, others a few months or weeks before the exam.
Q: Will the CEU's I earn from this class count toward my Recertification?  

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Yes, if you take the class within the appropriate time frame to recertify.

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