College of Public Health Guidebooks

Concurrent Degree - MPH and Nursing MS

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.

Program of Study

If you have questions on your program, please contact your Academic Advisor.

Current students may access their Degree Works planner (Degree Works may also be accessed from or OASIS). Students may view their current progress in Archivum at (See Archivum instructions.). If you are not a current student, or want to view program requirements from a different catalog year please use these sources: 

There may be circumstances in which a student may need to change their catalog year. This must be initiated through a discussion with your academic advisor. Details regarding USF policy on changing catalog year can be found at

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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