Competencies most valued by employers--Implications for master's-prepared occupational health nurses

AAOHN J. 2006 Jul;54(7):327-35. doi: 10.1177/216507990605400705.


Educational institutions seek to prepare students to compete for positions in the workplace with a competency-based education. Employers are important stakeholders in the preparation of occupational health nurses. Competencies considered most valuable by employers will affect their hiring decisions. This study identifies competencies valued by employers in the workplace.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Communication
  • Education, Nursing, Graduate / standards*
  • Employment*
  • Health Services Needs and Demand
  • Humans
  • Internet
  • Interprofessional Relations
  • Nurse Administrators / psychology
  • Nurse's Role
  • Nursing Administration Research
  • Nursing Evaluation Research
  • Occupational Health
  • Occupational Health Nursing / education
  • Occupational Health Nursing / organization & administration
  • Personnel Selection
  • Professional Competence / standards*
  • Safety
  • Societies, Nursing
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • United States