Partner News | 3.20.2023
March 2023: Partner News

ONCB Connection

Certified Nurses Day was March 19!

Shout out to all of our certified orthopaedic nurses. The ONC®, ONP-C®, OCNS-C® and ONC-A™ are the only credentials that demonstrate expertise in orthopaedic nursing. We are proud of all certified nurses, and congratulations on this achievement!

Not certified? Visit the ONCB website to learn how you can become certified.

We also want to take this opportunity to remind you of the "Certified Nurses Make a Difference" public service campaign. This campaign is a great way to showcase the impact that certified nurses like you have on patient outcomes and healthcare delivery.

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.

If You Have an Address or Name Change...

Please remember that ONCB and NAON maintain seperate databases. Certificants should notify ONCB with new mailing information or to declare a name change. 

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 website. 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.

"Like" Us On Facebook 

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.

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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