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Certification

NAON provides numerous materials to help you prepare for certification. Click on the links below to learn more about each of our certification resources:

Be sure to check NAON’s Event Calendar to see if any Orthopaedic Nursing Review Courses are happening near you!

ONCB

The Orthopaedic Nursing Certification Board (ONCB) has a certification exam that nurses take to obtain the Orthopaedic Nurse Certified (ONC) credential, indicating proficiency within the specialty. This certification is the only credential that documents expertise in the practice of orthopaedic nursing. There are now two advanced practice nursing certifications offered: Orthopaedic Nurse Practitioner (ONP-C) and Orthopaedic Clinical Nurse Specialist (OCNS-C).

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