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April 2023: Partner News

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Apply Now for the ONCB/NAON Exam Prep Scholarship 

NAON and ONCB jointly sponsor a scholarship specifically for orthopaedic nursing certification preperation materials. The ONC scholarship award includes one copy of the current Core Curriculum for Orthopaedic Nursing, courtesy of NAON, and a bundle of five online ONC practice exampinations provided by ONCB. The ONP-C scholarship award comprises the OONP Online Review Course courtesy of NAON, and a bundle of five online ONP-C practice exampls provided by ONCB. To promote the value of certification and NAON membership, awards are available only to non-certified NAON members. Already certified? Share this with a colleague who is interested in orthoapedic nursing certification. Application deadline for this scholarship is May 1, 2023.  

Click here to access the application. Make orthopaedic nursing certification part of your professional development plan.

Retest for Sucess: The Program for ONCB Exam Candidates

ONCB offers Retest for Success…a unique program to help RNs and NPs earn the only credential that recognizes their commitment to lifelong learning and the high level of knowledge that contributes to effective orthopaedic patient care.

How it works: 

With Retest for Success, participating health care facilities can sponsor a minimum of three RNs or NPs to take the ONC® or ONP-C® examination. Health care facilities do not have to pay for their candidates; nurses can self-pay and still benefit from the program by being part of a Retest for Success facility. Candidates also do not need to test together; they can develop their own exam preparation plans and schedule their test dates any time within 90 days after application approval. As a participant in Retest for Success, any nurse who is not successful on the first attempt can retest without paying additional exam fees but must wait a minimum of 90 days to retake the examination.

Reduced test anxiety for you…less fear of failure because you can retest for success!

More help for exam candidates: 

To help jump-start candidates’ exam preparation, ONCB offers a free online practice examination to each Retest for Success applicant to help identify areas of strength as well as areas for additional study. This 50-question general practice exam covers all content areas on the ONC certification exam (e.g., degenerative disease, metabolic and inflammatory disorders).

How to begin: 
Discuss Retest for Success with your nurse leaders and ask them to review the program contract. More information can be found on our website here.

Is Your Email Up to Date? 

If you are an orthopaedic-certified nurse who completes NAON live education (webinars/conferences), did you know these activities are automatically uploaded to your ONCB LearningBuilder account for recertification? What is the catch? The email address in your NAON member profile must match the one used for your LearningBuilder account. Questions? Contact ONCB for more information.

BONEafide FREE Ortho CE List 

Visit ONCB’s website to view continuing education activities that ONCB has identified as suitable for Category A credit toward recertification. Our list contains approximately 15 Category A contact hours. Some of the activities may have expiration dates that are beyond the influence of ONCB. We encourage you to review the list soon and create a personal timeline to complete the activities based on any expiration date.

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Stay in touch with ONCB through Facebook! Find us as “ONCB - Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board.”  Regular postings including testing and recertification tips, as well as general news items from ONCB.

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