The following resources were created by the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Inc. (AAOHN) for all occupational health nursing professionals, free to members.

Standards of Practice

AAOHN, the professional association for occupational and environmental health nurses, establishes and promotes standards for this nursing specialty based on the scope of practice. AAOHN has identified the 11 professional practice standards that describe a competent level of performance with regard to the nursing process and professional roles of the occupational and environmental health nurse. 

Code of Ethics

The AAOHN Code of Ethics augments standards of nursing care, providing a non-negotiable ethical framework for decision-making and evaluation of nursing actions as occupational and environmental health nurses (OHNs) fulfill their professional responsibilities to society and the profession within their licensed scope of practice. The Code is a statement of the ethical values, obligations, duties and professional principles of occupational and environmental health nurses individually and collectively. 

Position Statements

AAOHN has taken positions on a number of issues related to occupational and environmental health nursing practice. Click here to view AAOHN's position statements. 

Competencies in Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing

The Competencies in Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing provide the core for practice in the specialty of occupational and environmental health nursing. Click here to access AAOHN's Competencies in OHN.