Partner News | 1.25.2023
January 2023: Partner News

ONCB Connection

Recertifying in 2023?  Watch your inbox!

An email will be sent to nurses due to recertify in 2023 by the end of this month regarding 2023 recertification. If your recertification application is due this year and you have not received an email by the end of January, please contact ONCB (888-561-6622, to confirm we have the correct mailing and email address in our database.  ONCB does not share a database with NAON, so we do not have any new contact information that may have been provided to NAON.  Please also review the recertification information on the ONCB web site ( and contact us with any questions.  We want to help you recertify!

Have ONCB categorize your workshop to help with recertification

ONCB can provide a categorization statement to help your ortho-certified attendees identify Category A and Category B content for their recertification.  This statement can be used on your workshop publicity and CE certificates.  Get more information on the ONCB web site ( or contact ONCB with questions (888-561-6622,

Prepping for the exam? Check out our Flashcards!

Each set of 50 e-flashcards is like a tiny textbook to help focus your study. Each page contains a prompt written in the same style as the live exam and provides analysis and the reference. More than three-quarters of the scored questions on the exam cover degenerative disease, sports injuries, metabolic conditions and orthopaedic trauma. This is a valuable addition to the ONC practice exam modules. Learn more about these flashcards and more exam preparation products on our website:

Remember…there are now more options in continuing education

ONCB accepts limited amounts of continuing medical education (CME) credit, as well as credit from approved providers of pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and social work continuing education. A detailed table is available on the ONCB web site Use it for your own reference, or post it in your workplace to help other certified orthopaedic nurses answer questions about appropriate activities for recertification.

Are you are missing a pin?

Lost your certification pin or certificate? ONCB has replacement pins available for all credentials...ONC, ONP-C, and the e-store ( Replacement certificates are also available for sale to help you promote yourself as a board-certified orthopaedic nurse.

USBJI’s Young Investigator Initiative Grant Mentoring and Career Development Program 

The United States Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI) will be hosting its Spring 2023 Young Investigators Initiative Workshop on April 14-16, 2023 in Rosemont, IL (near Chicago’s O’Hare Airport). 

The Young Investigator Initiative (YII) is a grant mentoring program that provides early-career investigators with an opportunity to work with experienced and supportive mentors on how to construct a well-founded research proposal and secure funding for basic, translational or clinical research. Learn more and apply!

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