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Occupational health nursing: could it be the career for me?

Role requires empathy and excellent listening and communication skills – and in return can offer autonomy and the chance to work for yourself

Role requires empathy and excellent listening and communication skills – and in return can offer autonomy and the chance to work for yourself

What do occupational health nurses do?

Occupational health (OH) nurses provide evidence-informed, risk-based advice to support organisations and their workers to live well, perform well, heal if ill or injured, and continue into retirement in the best health possible.

Where do occupational health nurses work?

OH nurses are employed in a wide variety of workplaces, including construction, retail, oil and gas, the emergency services, the NHS, the armed forces, and a range of corporate environments. They may work directly for an organisation, particularly one with a larger workforce, supporting

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