Partner News | 6.24.2024
June 2024: Partner Updates

ONCB Connection – June 2024

Certificant Spotlight
The Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board (ONCB) is pleased to announce that the following individuals have achieved the ONC® Certification and ONP-C® Certification in May 2024.


  • Julie Barnum
  • Kacie Borisewich
  • Scott Carlton
  • Tingting Chen
  • Alexander Dawson
  • Jeanne Dungca
  • Olivia Hassan
  • Amanda Hunnel
  • Christopher Kaleva
  • Monica McGinnis
  • Kimberly Mezacapa
  • Ashley Morytko
  • Angeline Namirembe
  • Quincie Pratt
  • Madison Pritt
  • Jonathan Rando
  • Susan Schedler
  • Angela Wilwerding

New Platform for ONC® and ONP-C® Certification Applications

The ONC® and ONP-C® initial certification applications have moved to a new online platform, Learning Builder! This move will allow for an improved certificant experience by creating a seamless and quicker transition for new certificants to access their recertification learning plans. If you are interested in becoming certified, review the Certification Candidate Handbook and register today!

Reactivation: A way to regain your certification

Time can definitely get ahead of us! Well-meaning certificants may not be able to complete the required continuing education before their credential expiration date. ONCB offers a reactivation option for nurses whose credential expired within the past 2 years. This one-time option allows applicants to pay the current exam fee, provide required continuing education (15 Category A contact hours per year or part of a year, up to 30 total for ONCs; 20 Category A contact hours per year or part of a year, up to 40 total for ONP-Cs and OCNS-Cs), briefly describe a professional development plan and regain their orthopaedic nursing certification! The process to reactivate is now even simpler through Learning Builder! Learn more about process policy and process to reactivate on the ONCB website.


ONCB is accepting applications for the ONC-A advanced certification by portfolio! Candidates for ONCB’s advanced orthopaedic certification (ONC-A™) by portfolio assessment must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Have three full years of experience practicing as a registered nurse (RN)
  • Hold a Master’s degree or higher in nursing (e.g., MSN [CNS, CNL], MN, MNEd) OR related discipline with direct involvement in musculoskeletal health (e.g., MPH, MBA, MNA, MHA
  • While entry-level education may have been completed in a foreign nursing program, candidates are not eligible to apply for ONCB’s advanced orthopaedic certification through portfolio assessment if they earned their graduate degrees abroad.
  • Have a minimum of 2500 hours of nursing work experience in musculoskeletal health since completing the graduate degree, or within the last 3 years if degree completion was more than 3 years ago. This experience may be in direct care or in a support role (e.g., educator, nurse manager).
  • Hold a current, full and unrestricted license as an RN in the United States or its possessions.

View the candidate handbook for additional information on eligibility requirements and the application process for ONCB’s advanced certification by portfolio.


Participate in a Survey for Preoperative Patient Education for Total Joint Replacement

The purpose of this research study is understand the role of preoperative patient education sessions (joint classes) in preparing patients for total joint replacement surgery. This is an IRB approved study at the Yale School of Medicine led by an orthopaedic surgery attending and medical students. If you choose to participate, your involvement will require less than 5 minutes spent taking the survey. 

Complete the Survey >

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