Occupational and Environmental Health Training Grant

Overview

NYU Meyers College of Nursing is excited to announce a new training program in occupational and environmental health nursing (OEHN), as part of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health funded NY/NJ Education and Research Center (T42-OH-008422). The purpose of the PhD/DNP OEHN training program is to prepare nurse leaders in OEHN. We will prepare nurse scientists (PhD) to conduct interdisciplinary occupational and environmental health-focused research that will advance nursing science, inform clinical practice, and influence the education of future nursing professionals. Our DNP graduates will be prepared to provide evidence-based advanced practice clinical care in OEHN, lead interdisciplinary healthcare teams in occupational health and safety, and educate future practitioners in OEHN.

Requirements

PhD DNP
OEHN PhD trainees will successfully complete at least 12 credits in occupational and environmental health coursework. Use 3 DNP elective course credits in an OEHN course delivered by NYU Meyers faculty who are experts in the field.
Complete a dissertation focused on an OEHN topic e.g. workplace exposures, workforce issues, safety. Focus the DNP Project to a clinical question related to occupational and/or environmental health in the workplace. OEHN DNP trainees will complete at least 200 clinical hours in OEHN nursing as part of the 400 hour DNP clinical hour requirement.
Participate in interdisciplinary journal club, field trips, and other OEHN related experiences and scholarly activities. Participate in interdisciplinary journal club, field trips, and other OEHN related experiences and scholarly activities.

 

Why OEHN?

  • Financial Support
  • One-on-one mentorship from expert faculty and practitioners
  • Intraprofessional learning with NYU Meyers DNP and PhD students
  • Interprofessional collaboration and experiences with students across the NY/NJ Education and Research Center

Meet the 2016 - 2017 OEHN Trainees:

PhD Students

Jin Jun headshot

Jin Jun, MSN, RN, CCRN

Dissertation title: The relationship between nursing unit-level organizational culture and the use of evidence-based practice among nurses in hospitals

 

 

Mimi Niles headshotMimi Niles, CNM, MPH

Dissertation title: Relationship-Centered Midwifery Care: A case study of midwives working in an urban public hospital

 

 

Halia Melnyk headshot

Halia Melnyk, MPH, RN

Research interest: The use of systems approaches to examine factors influencing health and work-related outcomes in working women with cancer

 

 

Laura Ridge headshotLaura Ridge, ANP-BC, AAHIVE

Dissertation proposal title: A case study of how task shifting influences the intellectual capital of nursing in Liberia

 

 

DNP Students

Eva Mardones, RN, MS, CCRN, HNP, AGNP-C

DNP project interest: Occupational and environmental exposures: Effects on respiratory health

 

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Shani Irby, MSN, ANP-BC

DNP project proposal title: Educational outreach visits to improve the implementation and adherence to a treatment template for patients with an occupational and environmental exposure related cancer being treated in an ambulatory oncology setting

 

Past Trainees

Melissa Ojemeni headshotMelissa T. Ojemeni, RN, MA, PCCN

Dissertation title: Comparative policy responses to managing international nurse migration to the United States and United Kingdom from 2004 - 2014

 

 

 

PhD Students and faculty stand in front of their poster presentation.
Students and Faculty attended the 2017 NJ/NY ERC Scientific Research Day at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine.
L to R Dr. Victoria Vaughan Dickson, Program Director, Jin Jun, Mimi Niles, Dr. Amy Witkoski Stimpfel, Program Deputy Director, Melissa Ojemeni

Contact

Program Director: Victoria Vaughan Dickson
Deputy Director: Amy Witkoski Stimpfel