Self Paced Online Modules for COHN and COHN-S Test Prep
The Johns Hopkins Education and Research Center is partnering with the Center for Health, Work & Environment at the Colorado School of Public Health to provide online training modules for the COHN and COHN-S certification exams.
OHN Prep is an online, self-paced 19-module course package designed to prepare occupational health nurses who plan to take the American Board for Occupational Health Nursing Certification (ABOHN) examination: COHN or COHN-S.
Nursing Contact Hours: 15 CNE offered
OHN Prep is designed to prepare occupational health nurses planning to take the American Board for Occupational Health Nursing Certification (ABOHN) examination: COHN or COHN-S. Others interested in a comprehensive review of occupational health nursing may also benefit from enrolling.
This course was created by experts in occupational health nursing who have extensive experience in teaching graduate students and professionals. The OHN Prep course is self-paced and entirely online.
Please register directly on the Center for Health, Work & Environment webpage Different 6 month and 12 month subscription packages are available (with and without DataChem practice software options) for purchase - more information is available on their website.
Optional Test Practice Package
We have partnered with DataChem to provide discounted rates for their COHN-Sprep V4.2 or COHNprep V4.0 packages. These optional test practice packages include over 1,000 questions and problems with answers and detailed explanations.
Visit the DataChem Occupational Nursing web page to learn more about the two available packages. We offer 6 or 12 month license options - Access is available via online, download or CD.
*DataChem Software will be available within 3-5 business days after purchase. You will be contacted with access instructions via email.
Course Package & Contact Hours
This package contains 19 modules that cover topics outlined in the ABOHN Candidate Handbooks for COHN and COHN-S. Each module has been approved for the following contact hours:
Case Management (1 hour)
Chemical Hazards (1 hour)
Direct Care (1 hour)
Epidemiology & Research (1.5 hours)
Exam Prep* (45 min)
Health Promotion (1 hour)
Hearing Conservation (1 hour)
Industrial Hygiene & Safety (0.5 hour)
Infectious Disease Epidemiology & Control (1.25 hours)
Injury Prevention & Ergonomics (1 hour)
Legal & Ethical Issues (0.75 hours)
Legal and Regulatory Considerations (0.5 hours)
Occupational Health Programs (0.75 hours)
Occupational History & Physical Assessment (0.5 hours)
Physical Hazards - Coming Soon
Recordkeeping - (1 hour)
Respiratory Protection (1.25 hours)
Role of the OEHN** (37 min)
Toxicology (1 hour)
*Not eligible for credit. Provides an overview of COHN/COHN-S exam & study strategies.
**Not eligible for credit. Provides an overview of the history and role of the occupational and environmental health nursing profession.
Mary Doyle, MPH, RN, COHN-S/CM, is the Deputy Director and Continuing Education Director for the Johns Hopkins Education and Research Center for Occupational Safety and Health.
Roberta Smith, MSPH, RN, CIC, COHN-S, has more than 20 years of experience in infection prevention, occupational health, and industrial hygiene.
Lori Szczukowski, BSN, MD, practiced medicine for more than 34 years. During her career, she practiced internal medicine for 15 years. Then, 19 years of her career were spent working in occupational medicine. During that times, she helped establish and run hearing conservation programs.
Elise Handelman, MS, RN, is a recognized occupational health nurse specialist. She served nearly 20 years at OSHA as the Director of the Office of Occupational Health Nursing.
Joshua Scott, PhD, MS, served as the associate director of education for the Center for Health, Work & Environment and assistant professor in the Colorado School of Public Health from 2015-2019.
Kathleen (Kitty) Q. Nalewaik, CRNP, MSN, is a guest speaker for Johns Hopkins Schools of Public Health & Nursing, and a Contracting Senior Nurse Practitioner with Business Health Services in Baltimore, Maryland.
Maureen Cadorette, PhD, MPH, BSN, is the Director of the Occupational and Environmental Nursing Program, part of the Johns Hopkins Education and Research Center for Occupational Safety and Health.
Cynthia Elwood, BS, PhD, CIH, is the owner and Principal Industrial Hygienist at Associates in Occupational + Environmental Health, an industrial hygiene and safety consulting firm, providing consulting services for more than 30 years.
Nursing Contact Hours (15 CNE)
Credit Information - Nursing Continuing Professional Development
The University of Colorado College of Nursing is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Colorado Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
This package contains 19 modules that cover topics outlined in the ABOHN Candidate Handbooks for COHN and COHN-S. A maximum of 15 contact hours is available. See contact hours per module listed above. For questions about contact hours, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Criteria for Successful Completion: You must fully complete each module and all assessment questions, along with the OHN Prep post-evaluation survey.
Conflicts of Interest: No individuals in a position to control content for this activity have any relevant financial relationships to declare.
Commercial Support: There is no commercial support being received for this event.
Expiration date for Enduring Materials: Origination Date: May 1, 2020 through Expiration Date: May 1, 2022
Joint Providers: This activity is being jointly provided by the University of Colorado College of Nursing Office of Continuing Education, The Center for Health, Work & Environment at the Colorado School of Public Health and The Johns Hopkins Education and Research Center for Occupational Safety and Health at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.