Continuing Education

Certificate in Occupational Health Nursing (COHN)

We are pleased to advise that COHNA-ACIIST has entered into an agreement with the University of New Brunswick (UNB) to promote continuing education. UNB has a long and successful history of providing occupational health and safety training to Canadian industry. In partnership with subject matter experts across the country, UNB has recently expanded and now offers a Certificate in Occupational Health Nursing (COHN).

This 11-course program will enhance your Occupational Health Nursing expertise in employee health promotion, injury and disease prevention, rehabilitation of ill or injured employees, positioning occupational health as a business strategy, and developing compliance strategies to address health and safety legislation, and more. Courses are online, open entry, in a self-paced format and can be used towards continuous learning hours.

Through this agreement, COHNA-ACIIST will receive a percentage of the course registration fee when members register through the COHNA-ACIIST website. To learn more information, enroll in the online COHN program or register for an individual course click the Register Now! button.

There’s More…

In addition to the COHN Program of study, UNB is also offering several other programs and courses related to advancing occupational health nursing practice and life-long learning.  As with the COHN Program, COHNA-ACIIST will receive a percentage of the course registration fee when members register using the COHNA-ACIIST website. To learn more information, enroll in the online programs or register for an individual course click Register Now!  button.

UNB Program Descriptions

Certificate in Occupational Health Nursing

Enhance your Nursing expertise with the tools and knowledge necessary in today’s Occupational Health sector. The 11-course program will prepare you to practice as an Occupational Health Nurse. You will gain the skills to assess and promote employee health, prevent injury and disease, facilitate rehabilitation of ill or injured employees, position occupational health as a business strategy, and develop compliance strategies to address health and safety legislation, and more. Register Now!


Pathway to Coping (PTC)

If you are tired of being frustrated, stressed, feeling hopeless or overwhelmed, and are concerned about your mental health, this course can help. It will show you how to develop skills and techniques to cope better with stress, improve your problem-solving skills, which can lead to more internal peace. Register Now! 


Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (COHS)

Taught by professionals in the field, UNB’s Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety (COHS) program focuses on equipping learners with practical process skills, rather than technical content alone. As a graduate of COHS, you will be better able to assess risk and practice loss management. The Certificate is designed to meet different needs. Current OHS practitioners may take the COHS program to add to their OHS credentials. Many people looking for a career change enrol in the  COHS program to gain entry to the OHS field. The Certificate is also designed to prepare students to write the exam to become a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) as granted by the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP). The program closely follows the nine domains covered in the CRSP certification exam blueprint. Learn more. Register Now! 


Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety (DOHS)

The only course of its kind in Canada, the Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety is an advanced program designed to develop leaders in the area of health and safety with a mixture of business management skills and specialized technical health and safety skills. This program will help to broaden your managerial skills and augment your technical knowledge. A differentiating theme throughout all courses will be a focus on ‘system thinking’ rather than ‘incident thinking’. The Diploma consists of four core management courses that focus on giving participants a broad understanding of business, leadership, communications, workplace training, and decision-making. Four additional elective courses must be taken, selected from eight courses on specific technical topics in Occupational Health & Safety. Register Now! 


CRSP Preparation Course

The CRSP Preparation Course is designed to help aspiring CRSPs write the Board exam successfully. Following the format of our Certificate Program in Occupational Health & Safety, the CRSP Prep course is available entirely online, in a self-paced learning format. You can register any time that fits your schedule. Register Now!


Certificate in Management Essentials (CME)

Position yourself–and your company–for success with the Certificate in Management Essentials (CME) CME covers the core competencies every manager needs to succeed. This intensive program teaches real-world skills, techniques, and processes that can be applied immediately in any supervisory situation. The program will help you to understand yourself as a leader and grow personally and professionally. You will gain the insight needed to effectively and efficiently facilitate people and processes within your organization. Register Now!

Remember to register through COHNA-ACIIST!