September 14-15, 2022
330 N. Wabash, 16th Floor | Chicago, Illinois

The AAOHN COHN/COHN-S in-person review course is back! In this two-day workshop, we'll cover major components of occupational health nursing to prepare for the certification exam, following the updated 2020 ABOHN exam blueprint.

In addition to instruction and discussions, learn through hands-on activities and pre-and post-tests to assess your exam readiness. Nurses interested in learning more about the field of occupational health nursing will also find this course beneficial. 



  • Occupational health nursing roles
  • Direct care
  • Management and leadership
  • Health promotion
  • Counseling
  • Toxicology 
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Environmental relationships
  • Research
  • Case management
  • Legal and ethical issues

Learner Outcomes

  • Define current occupational health nursing roles and functions and describe occupational health nursing strategies for providing direct care and health promotion to workers.
  • Discuss the concepts and principles of ergonomics, industrial hygiene, case management, hearing conservation, toxicology, epidemiology, and occupational health nursing research.
  • Discuss legislation relevant to occupational health nursing, as well as federal standards and regulations.
  • Identify topic areas to be studied for ABOHN Certified Occupational Health Nurse exam.

About the Instructor

Sarah (Sally) Amanda Foster-Chang, RN, MSN, ANP-BC, COHN-S, DNP

Sally has had over 30 years of nursing experience in hospital, corporate and migrant health.  She has set up four occupational health programs and served as the Program Management Consultant in the VA National Environmental and Occupational Medicine Consult Group and the National Administrator of OHRS, an Occupational Health Electronic Medical Record. She is a certified Adult Nurse Practitioner, a certified occupational health nurse-specialist and a certified Medical Examiner for DOT physicals. Sally is a frequent AAOHN Education volunteer, and currently contributes to Workplace Health & Safety Journal.

There are no conflicts of interest identified with this education.

Health & Safety

AAOHN is committed to protecting the health and safety of all attendees. At this time, there is no proof of vaccination status required for the building hosting the workshop. By registering for this workshop below, you are acknowledging that any interaction with the general public poses an elevated risk of being exposed to COVID-19. You further acknowledge that you will undertake all measures to protect your own health and well-being and those of others in attendance at the workshop as deemed necessary at the time of the workshop, such measures may include (a) wearing masks/facial coverings; (b) maintaining social distance; (c) washing/sanitizing hands frequently; (d) adhering to Centers for Disease Control guidelines, and laws, ordinances and mandates in the locale of the workshop; and (d) following AAOHN's published COVID-19 safety guidelines for the event. By attending the workshop you and any guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold AAOHN; the AMA Plaza Building; Smithbucklin Corporation or any of their affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, or volunteers liable for any illness or injury.

For public health and safety reasons, AAOHN will comply with all health, safety and distancing guidelines in the local area. Please note, all health and safety guidelines are subject to change and will be posted to the AAOHN website.